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Information on potential adverse effects of drugs, poisons, and environmental substances


This guide aims to provide faculty, health care practitioners and students with major toxicology resources related to drugs, poisons, and potential environmental substances.

It focuses on biomedical and health care settings.

Featured Resource (Toxicology)




ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology for users of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) chemical and toxicology databases.

ToxTutor is divided into the following sections:
Please note New and Additional Information!

  1. Introduction to Toxicology
  2. Dose and Dose Response
  3. Toxic Effects
       Microbiome" topic added
  4. Interactions
  5. Toxicity Testing Methods
  • Additional "Finding Information about Alternatives to Animal Testing" content
  • Microphysiological Systems as used in "tissue chip" and "Organs-on-chips" models added
  • "Human-on-a-Chip" content added
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) as an emerging approach added
  • Combining "chips" AND iPSCs information topic added
  • Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) content added
  • "What to Consider when Reading about a New Exposure Study" topic added
  1. Risk Assessment
  • Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) content added
  • "What to Consider when Reading about a New Exposure Study" topic added

        7.Exposure Standards and Guidelines

              Food Safety in the European Union topic added

       8. Basic Physiology

       9. Introduction to Toxicokinetics

    10. Absorption

    11. Distribution

    12. Biotransformation

    13. Excretion

    14. Cellular Toxicology

    15.  Intuitive Toxicology and Risk Communication

    16. Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Health, and One Health

     17. Conclusion


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Comments, Suggestions?

If you have a suggestion, title or resource that you would like to see added, please email Janice Flahiff at OR Jerry Natal at 
Thank you!


A special thank you to Janice Flahiff, Reference Librarian for originally authoring this guide.

Librarian Janice Flahiff

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Janice Flahiff
Mulford Library Rm 411
Mail Stop #1061
Health Science Campus
University of Toledo
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Toledo, OH 43614-2598