Assessment factor

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Term Assessment factor
Description Numerical adjustment used to extrapolate from experimentally determined (dose–response) relationships to estimate the agent exposure below which an adverse effect is not likely to occur.
Definition Assessment factor

Numerical adjustment used to extrapolate from experimentally determined (doseresponse) relationships to estimate the agent exposure below which an adverse effect is not likely to occur

References IPCS Risk Assessment Terminology. Part1: IPCS/OECD Key Generic Terms used in Chemical Hazard/Risk Assessment; Part 2: IPCS Glossary of Key Exposure Assessment Terminology
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