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Medical Term:

toxic unit

 

Definition: a unit formerly synonymous with minimal lethal dose in guinea pig but that, because of the instability of toxins, is now measured in terms of the quantity of standard antitoxin with which the toxin combines.

Synonym(s): toxin unit

See Also: L doses, under dose, minimal lethal dose

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