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Poisoning and Toxicology Handbook (Poisoning and Toxicology Handbook)by Jerrold B. Leikin
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A unique reference containing detailed reviews of more than 900 drugs and poisons, the Poisoning and Toxicology Handbook, Fourth Edition provides the latest information on medicinal, biological, herbal, and non-medicinal agents, and antidotes. Increasing its depth and scope with analyses of newer drugs, chemicals, and environmental toxins, including drugs that have been recently approved by the FDA, this book is a compendium of useful resources.
The present volume provides locations and phone numbers of poison control centers throughout the country, organizations offering information on toxicology, and teratology information services. It presents diagnostic testing and analytical procedures, evaluates the effectiveness of antidotes, and features an extensive symptoms listing. The section on special topics provides detailed treatment protocols, hospital preparedness guidelines, position statements, and practice guidelines focused on the treatment of toxicities. This fourth edition keeps you up to date in one of the most exciting and expanding fields in medical science.
Book News Annotation:
This hefty 'handbook' (9x11", and 2.5 inches thick) contains detailed reviews of 900 medicinal, biological, non-medicinal, herbal, and antidotal agents, and information on diagnostic tests and procedures. The reference begins with an introductory section with notes on safe writing. Sections are introduced by essays from leaders in the field. The section on biological agents covers foods, common plants found in urban and rural environments, and various toxin-bearing living creatures. The section on herbal agents covers 63 plant-based natural remedies, from aloe to wormwood. Entries give information on CAS number and brand names, uses and mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, signs and symptoms of overdose, and dosage and monitoring parameters. Entries also include notes on contraindications and warnings, treatment of overdose, drug interactions, and pregnancy risk factors and implications. Lists of poison information centers and general poison and teratology information sources and services are included, and a 250-page section of appendices provides statistics, tables, treatment protocols, position statements, and practice guidelines. This fourth edition covers newer drugs, chemicals, and environmental toxins, including drugs that have recently been approved by the FDA. Leikin is director of medical toxicology at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare-OMEGA, Glenbrook Hospital. Paloucek teaches pharmacy practice at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With a detailed review of more than 900 drugs and poisons, this handbook provides important information on medicinal agents, biological agents, herbal and non-medicinal agents, and antidotes. This fourth edition examines diagnostic testing and analytical procedure, and discusses the effectiveness and evaluation of antidotes. Includes detailed appendices.
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