mean lethal dose


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mean lethal dose

n
(Medicine) another term for median lethal dose

mean lethal dose

1. The amount of nuclear irradiation of the whole body which would be fatal to 50 percent of the exposed personnel in a given period of time.
2. The dose of chemical agent that would kill 50 percent of exposed, unprotected, and untreated personnel.
Translations
dose létale moyenne
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