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Dose-Response Model

Environmental Health

  1. David Gaylor

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vad040

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Gaylor, D. 2006. Dose-Response Model. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.

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  1. United States Environmental Protection Agency Arkansas, AR, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


A measurement, Y, of an effect can be represented by Y = E(Y) + error. E(Y) is the expected (true) value of an effect and error is the deviation of the measurement from its true value due to inherent measurement error and/or experimental variation. A dose–response model is a mathematical function f that relates the expected value, E(Y), of some measurable effect, Y, to a dose, d, of a substance E(Y) = f (d).