From eMedicine, "Thyroid Hormone Toxicity":
Levothyroxine's delayed onset of toxicity is thought to be secondary to the delay in conversion of T4 to T3 and the distribution of T3 into tissues. As a result, symptoms may be delayed, developing anyway from 6 hours to 11 days after ingestion. [...]
Mechanism of toxicity involves stimulation of the cardiovascular (CV), GI, and neurologic systems through presumed activation of the adrenergic system.
According to the Longman and Macmillan dictionaries, "mechanism" is a countable noun. Why no article?