latent period (latency)

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.LT06829
  1. (in medicinal chemistry) Delay between @[email protected] to a harmful substance and the manifestations of a disease or other @[email protected]
  2. Period from disease @[email protected] to disease detection.
Source:
PAC, 2004, 76, 1033. (Glossary of terms used in toxicokinetics (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 1055 [Terms] [Paper]