Essays in Toxicology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121076061, 9781483216461

Essays in Toxicology

1st Edition

Volume 6

Editors: Wayland J. Hayes
eBook ISBN: 9781483216461
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 208
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Essays in Toxicology, Volume 6 approaches toxicology by very different routes; two essays with materials (plastics and tobacco alkaloids), one deals with the effects of abnormal pressure, one considers the biochemistry of the lung, and one discusses poison control centers and other mechanisms for limiting the injury done by toxic materials. The book presents essays on the topological problems and untoward effects from plastic devices used in medical applications; the metabolism of tobacco alkaloids; and poisons control center. The text also includes essays on the toxicology of hypobaric and hyperbaric environments; as well as the exploitable biochemical approaches for the evaluation of toxic lung damage. Biochemists, physical chemists, neurophysiologists, epidemiologists, and social scientists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Contents of Previous Volumes

  1. Toxicological Problems and Untoward Effects from Plastic Devices Used in Medical Applications I. Introduction II. Polymers, Plastics, and Elastomers III. Short-Term Contact with Tissue IV. Long-Term Contact with Tissue—Carcinogenesis t V. Effect of the Biological Environment on Polymeric Materials VI. Special Problems VII. Conclusions References
  2. The Metabolism of Tobacco Alkaloids I. Introduction II. Nicotine Metabolism—The Current Situation III. Smoking and Nicotine Metabolism IV. Minor Tobacco Alkaloid Metabolism in Man V. In Vitro Metabolism of Tobacco Alkaloids VI. Concluding Comments References
  3. Poisons Control Centers—An Essay on Information and Prevention I. Introduction II. The Extent of the Problem III. Poisons Centers IV. Medical Education V. Declaration of Composition VI. Assessment of Toxicity VII. Warning Labeling VIII. Liaison with Industry IX. International Liaison X. The Dialogue XI. Siting and Organization of Poisons Centers XII. The Future References
  4. Toxicology of Hypobaric and Hyperbaric Environments I. Introduction II. Effects of Altered Hydrostatic Pressure Alone III. Biological Effects of Inert Gases IV. Superimposition of Altered Pressures and Inert Gases on Exogenous Agents V. Pharmacotherapy of Decompression Sickness VI. Summary References
  5. Exploitable Biochemical Approaches for the Evaluation of Toxic Lung Damage I. Introduction II. Biochemical Composition of Lung Tissue III. In Vivo Biosynthesis of Macromolecules in the Lung IV. Work with Lung Slices V. Isolation of Defined Populations of Lung Cells VI. Subcellular Fractionation of Lung Tissue VII. Isolation and Properties of Cell Organelles from Lung VIII. E


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