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Introduction

  • Fumio Matsumura

Abstract

Toxicology is one of the oldest branches of pharmacology. Traditionally, it has been thought of as the science of poisons affecting human lives and, therefore, as a branch of medical science. DuBois and Geiling (1959) provided the following definition: “Toxicology is that branch of medical science that deals with the nature, properties, effects, and the detection of poisons. It is, therefore, the science of poisons.” In this definition are included studies on the metabolism and excretion of poisons, on the action of poisons, and on the treatment of poisoning as well as systematic chemical and physical analyses and diagnoses (Stewart and Stolman, 1960).

Keywords

Integrate Pest Management Pest Population Environmental Toxicology Economic Threshold Integrate Pest Management Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumio Matsumura
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  1. 1.Pesticide Research CenterMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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