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biomarkers
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
An indicator of changes or events in biological systems. Biological markers of exposure are cellular, biochemical, analytical, or molecular measures that are obtained from biological media such as tissues, cells, or fluids and are indicative of exposure to an agent. Biomarkers of effect are quantifiable changes, indicating exposure to a compound, while biomarkers of susceptibility are characteristics that make an individual susceptible to the effects of an exposure.
Definition Source
US, Environmental protection Agency
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17262.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17262
Used For
biochemical markers
biological markers
Broader Term
biochemical compounds
Narrower Term
antioxidant biomarkers
dietary markers
Spanish
biomarcadores
Term Number
17262