Toxicology Law and Legal Definition

Toxicology refers to the study of adverse effects of drugs and chemicals on living organisms. Specialized sub disciplines of toxicology include forensic toxicology, aquatic toxicology, medical toxicology, chemical toxicology, ecotoxicology, and environmental toxicology. The application of toxicology to the cases and issues where those adverse effects have medico-legal consequences is studied in forensic toxicology.