The quality or state of being toxic or poisonous; poisonousness.
The science which treats of poisons, their effects, antidotes, and recognition; also, a discourse or treatise on the science.
A substance (sometimes the product of a specific micro-organism and sometimes naturally present in the blood or tissues of an animal), capable of producing immunity from certain diseases, or of counteracting the poisonous effects of pathogenic bacteria.
the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified; -- often used attributively.
a medically supervised treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to rid the body of the addictive substances.
That which intoxicates; an intoxicating agent; as, alcohol, opium, and laughing gas are intoxicants.
to drink so much alcohol that bodily impairment temporarily follows
Producing intoxication; fitted to intoxicate; as, intoxicating liquors.
the condition of having poisonous substances in the blood
A poisonous product formed by an organism, such as a pathogenic bacterium, a plant or an animal, usually having a high molecular weight, often a protein or a polysaccharide, but occasionally a low-molecular weight agent such as tetrodotoxin.
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