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How does the concept of dose-response relate to toxicology?

Topic

Pathways and transformations of energy and matter

Framing Question

How does the concept of dose-response relate to toxicology?

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the different protocols for dosing: exposure time, administration, absorbance, internal, and delivered.
  • Describe a dose-response curve, labeling the axes and identifying important regions of the plot.
  • Describe the features of a dose- response curve.
  • Explain differences in dose- responses in a population of individuals.
  • Describe why individuals who have idiosyncratic responses (either hypersensitivity or hyperresistance to toxicants) are outliers and propose mechanisms for their differences.
  • Describe how alterations in homeostasis can affect an individual’s dose-response.

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