Acute Exposure

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Acute Exposure?

A single exposure to a toxic substance which may result in severe biological harm or death. Acute exposures are usually characterized as lasting no longer than a day, as compared to longer, continuing exposure over a period of time.

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Acute Effect   Acute Toxicity   Characterization of Exposure   Chronic Exposure   Cumulative Exposure   Dermal Exposure   Ecological Exposure   Environmental Exposure   Exposure   
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