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English translation: the most easily detectable toxic effect

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10:33 Sep 4, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: empfindlichste toxische Effekt
Der empfindlichste toxische Effekt von Blei ist die Einschränkung von Leistungsparmetern bei Anwendung verhaltenstoxikologischer Testsysteme.
Talking about the effects of exposure to lead on performance. How do I translate 'empfindlichste'? most sensitive doesn't seem right. I also thought of most severe/most perceptible. Any views/other ideas?
Julie
English translation:the most easily detectable toxic effect
Explanation:
Since we're talking about testing for such effects, I presume this is about the most sensitive indicator of poisoning ... and you could also paraphrase to use this latter expression.
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Explanation:
The most severe/delicate toxic effect ...

Acc. to Muret-Sanders "empfindlich" kann auch mit "severe" uebersetzt werden, was
in diesem Falle ja passend zu sein scheint.


    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
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Explanation:
From Fachwörterbuch Chemie & chem. Technik:
empfindlich --
susceptible, sensitive (material)
labile, sensitive (chemicals)
sensitive, delicate (test)

Reading your sentence, I'd also suggest "immediate" - see if that will work. Or maybe "most pronounced", "most critical".

Just some other options... see what fits best.

Ulrike Lieder
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the most easily detectable toxic effect


Explanation:
Since we're talking about testing for such effects, I presume this is about the most sensitive indicator of poisoning ... and you could also paraphrase to use this latter expression.

Tom Funke
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