Benchmark Dose (BMD) or Concentration (BMC)

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Term Benchmark Dose or Concentration
Description A dose or concentration that produces a predetermined change in response rate of an adverse effect (called the benchmark response or BMR) compared to background.
Definition Benchmark Dose (BMD) or Concentration (BMC)

A dose or concentration that produces a predetermined change in response rate of an adverse effect (called the benchmark response or BMR) compared to background.

References http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps38234/cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/bmds.cfm-ActType=default.htm
http://www.epa.gov/iris/help_gloss.htm#a
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