A collection of resources for understanding and coping with the complexities of modern health and social concerns. It provides an objective overview of the. The encyclopedia of poisons and antidotes / Carol Turkington with Deborah Mitchell ; foreword by Shirley K. Osterhout. — 3rd ed. p. ; cm. — (Facts on File library. The encyclopedia of poisons and antidotes. The BookReader requires JavaScript to be enabled. Please check that your browser supports JavaScript and that it.

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In encyclopevia poisoning, the food is not simply a disguise for poison, but the poison itself. Mitchell lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.

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Gastric lavage — A technique for washing poison out of the stomach by instilling water or saline solution through a tube, removing the stomach contents by suction, and repeating the process until the washings are free of poison. At approximately the same time, in the Middle East, Arabs developed a form of arsenic that is odorless and transparent, making the poison difficult to detect.

Poisons and other toxic substances have been a subject of fascination and fear throughout history. Herbs that have healing qualities when taken in small doses can be toxic in larger doses, or may interact with prescription medications in unpredictable ways. Constructive uses for poisons have increased considerably in the modern world. He or she may be long gone and therefore unassociated with the demise of the victim; alternatively, time to create the impression of chronic illness can deceive the physician.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. For acid, alkali, or petroleum product poisonings, the person should not vomit. The poison control center’s telephone number is often listed with emergency numbers on the inside cover of the telephone book, or can be reached by dialing or the operator.


Herbs that have healing qualities when taken in small doses can be toxic in larger doses. Because many poisonings are accidental, simple safety measures—such as keeping harmful substances out of reach of children—can help prevent them. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers.

Antidote — A medication or remedy for counteracting the effects of a poison. When taken in large quantities, or with other drugs where there may be an adverse interaction, they can subsequently act as poisons. Emollients Cicatrizants Antipruritics Antipsoriatics Medicated dressings. Signs that a person has swallowed one of these substances include evidence of an empty container nearby, nausea or vomiting, and burns on the lips and skin around the mouth if the substance was a strong acid or alkali.

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Every year approximately 2 million cases of poisoning are reported to poison centers across the United States, with more than half of them involving children under the age of 6. One person found this helpful.

Phosphorus Pesticides Aluminium phosphide Organophosphates. Simon and Schuster, Kautilya Arthshastra and the Science of Management: Aquatic toxicology Ecotoxicology Occupational toxicology Entomotoxicology Environmental toxicology Forensic toxicology Medical toxicology In vitro toxicology Toxicogenomics. At post mortem a small, metallic hollow sphere that was filled with ricin was recovered. Poison has allowed much antdiotes in branches, toxicologyand technology, among other sciences.

Hollie Compton marked it as to-read Jun 13, Trace Metals and Others. The murderers were most often from the victim’s inner circle. The number can antifotes found on the first page of any telephone book. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Others destroy the liver or kidneys, such as heavy metals and some pain relief medications, including acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ibuprofen. Although poisonings are committed by both men and women, they have been stereotyped as a female crime.

Others destroy the liver or kidneyssuch as heavy metals and some pain relief medications, including acetaminophen Tylenol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Advil, Ibuprofen.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. In the s, research on taste has identified a subset of people known as supertasters, most often female, who have the genetic ability to sense tastes more intensely. Emsley, John May The bulb of the hyacinth and daffodil are toxic, but the flowers are not.

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Initially, poisoning is encyclopediw if the victim shows changes in behavior and signs or symptoms previously described. Medicinal herbs should be treated like pharmaceuticals and taken only in designated quantities under the supervision of a knowledgeable person.

In a celebrated case in in The DallesOregon, members of a religious cult inserted salmonella bacteria in salad-bar foods, provoking cases of infection.

Cyanide antidote hydroxocobalaminamyl nitritepoisonss nitriteor thiosulfate. Nonetheless, poison continues to be used as a hunting tool in remote parts of developing countries, including Africa, South America, and Asia.

One of the most successful prevention tactics is the use of child-resistant caps on containers of medicine and household products. Poisons have been used for many purposes across the span of human existence, most commonly as weaponsanti-venomsand medicines.

The Food and Drug Administration FDA has the authority to monitor herbal products on the market and issue warnings about accidental poisoning or other adverse affects associated with these products.

Most cases of plant poisoning are treated by inducing vomiting, if the person is fully conscious. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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