## median lethal dose, $$\text{LD}_{50}$$

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.M03810
Statistically derived dose of a chemical or physical agent (radiation) expected to kill 50% of organisms in a given population under a defined set of conditions.
Source:
PAC, 1993, 65, 2003. 'Glossary for chemists of terms used in toxicology (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)' on page 2068 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199365092003)