Loomis's Essentials of Toxicology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780128159217

Loomis's Essentials of Toxicology

5th Edition

Authors: A. Hayes Tao Wang Darlene Dixon
Paperback ISBN: 9780128159217
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 320
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Loomis's Essentials of Toxicology, Fifth Edition, provides the latest information on the harmful biologic effects associated with exposures to chemicals of all types. The scope of this book includes a discussion of the major types of chemicals involved, their general properties and detrimental biologic effects, the methods used to demonstrate these effects, the basis for clinical diagnosis, and therapy for the harmful effects of chemicals on humans. Individual examples are used to demonstrate each principle discussed. This reference volume will be an invaluable resource for both toxicologists and graduate and advanced undergraduate students in toxicology and public health.

Key Features

  • Provides a completely revised and updated edition of one of the "gold" reference works in the field
  • Includes both principles and methods
  • Requires minimal background in chemistry and biology


Toxicologists and graduate students in toxicology, pharmacology and public health

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Scope, and Principles
2. Numbers in Toxicology
3. Biologic Factors that Influence Toxicity
4. Chemical Factors that Influence Toxicity
5. Influence of Route of Administration on Systemic Toxicity
6. Genetic Factors that Influence Toxicity
7. Classification of Harmful Effects of Chemicals
8. Normal Toxic Effects of Chemicals
9. Abnormal Response to Chemicals
10. The Basis of Selective Toxicity
11. The Basis of Antidotal Therapy
12. Principles of Biological Tests for Toxicity
13. Toxicologic Testing Methods
14. Clinical Toxicology
15. Information Sources in Toxicology


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About the Author

A. Hayes

Co-Author of Dr. Ted A. Loomis's Essentials of Toxicology and a Postdoctoral Graduate of Vanderbilt Univ., 1968, A. Wallace Hayes, has had quite an extensive career in Toxicology Research and Development. Some of his many honors received include: NASA Predoctoral Fellowship, Auburn University, 1964-66, NATO Senior Fellowship, Weybridge, England, 1977, President, American Society of Microbiology, Southeastern Branch, 1974 and Wisdom Hall of Fame, 1991. A few of his current Editorial Posts include: Human and Experimental Toxicology, Target Organ Toxicity Series, Founding Editor, Comments on Toxicology, and Editorial Board Member on Environmental Toxin Series, Food and chemical Toxicology, Methods in Toxicology and Journal of Quality Assurance. During his career, Mr. Hayes has been a member to over seventy different professional committees, boards, and organization throughout the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Gillette Company, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Tao Wang

Dr. Wang received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China in 2010 and 2015, respectively. From 2013 to 2014, He was a Visiting Scholar at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), He is currently a lecturer in North China Electric Power University. His research interests include the applications of plasma for flue gas pollution control, mercury adsorption in thermal power plant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Director of the Structural Lab, Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China

Darlene Dixon

The Molecular Pathogenesis Group. The group has focused on defining the pathogenesis/carcinogenesis of tumors affecting the reproductive tract of rodents and humans, and assessing the role of environmental and endogenous hormonal factors in the growth of these tumors

Affiliations and Expertise

DVM, PhD - NIEHS/NTP, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

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