Symptomatology and Therapy of Toxicological Emergencies

Symptomatology and Therapy of Toxicological Emergencies

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Authors: William B. Deichmann, Horace W. Gerarde
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483274492

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Symptomatology and Therapy of Toxicological Emergencies is a handbook on toxicological emergencies that includes much new material and discusses many new substances which have become available since the second edition, entitled ""Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Certain Acute Intoxications,"" was published in 1958. When compared with the second edition, this volume covers a considerably larger number of drugs and chemicals, presents urgently needed information on poisonous plants, lists the compounds implicated in blood dyscrasias, and includes accepted threshold limit values for chemicals, the maximum permissible concentrations of various chemicals in food, drugs, and cosmetics, as well as tables on the acute toxicity of numerous chemicals. This handbook will be helpful to teachers of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, radiation medicine, etc., who instruct students or supervise the work of technicians. It will be of particular value to those industries and operations which have an active industrial hygiene program. Finally, but most important, this volume was written for the physician who needs toxicological information on a drug or a chemical, who may need a reference book which will quickly review for him the major side effects he may expect in a patient, or who requires additional information for the treatment of an intoxication.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    Chapter I First Aid and General Suggestions for Treatment

    General Recommendations and Advice by Telephone

    Measures to Prevent Poisoning Accidents

    Transportation of Injured

    Ingested Poisons and Their Removal from the Alimentary Tract

    Food Poisoning

    Poisoning by Plants

    Exposure by Inhalation, Choking, or Suffocation

    Skin Exposure

    Eye Exposure

    Anaphylactic Drug Reaction

    Tetanus (Lockjaw)

    Mouth-to-Mouth or Mouth-to-Nose Breathing for Adults and Children

    External Cardiac Massage

    Combination: Silvester Method for Artificial Respiration with External Cardiac Massage

    Management after Cardiac Arrest



    Chemical Burns



    Chapter II Drugs and Dosages (Adults) for the Treatment of Intoxications

    Gastric Lavage

    Disturbances of the Digestive Tract

    To Induce Central Nervous System Stimulation

    Tremors or Convulsions

    Extrapyramidal Reactions or Tremors Induced by Tranquilizers (Parkinsonian Syndrome, Tetanus-like Syndrome, Chorea)

    To Increase Blood Pressure

    To Reduce Blood Pressure in a Hypertensive Crisis

    To Stimulate Cardiac Activity

    To Lower Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure

    Respiratory Depression

    To Replace Potassium


    To Induce Diuresis of an Acid Urine

    To Induce Diuresis of an Alkaline Urine

    To Reduce Hyperthermia


    Narcotic Agents

    Nonnarcotic Drugs Recommended to Be Used Whenever

    Possible Instead of Narcotics

    Chapter III Supportive Treatment



    Gastroenteric Tract

    Central Nervous System


    Kidneys, Electrolytes, and Water Balance

    Dialytic Therapy of Poisoning

    Blood Dyscrasias

    Chapter IV Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Intoxications

    Listing of Drugs and Chemicals

    Chapter V Tabular Summaries of Acute Toxicity

    Tables I-LX


Product details

  • No. of pages: 614
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483274492

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William B. Deichmann

Horace W. Gerarde

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