Symptomatology and Therapy of Toxicological Emergencies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483232799, 9781483274492

Symptomatology and Therapy of Toxicological Emergencies

1st Edition

Authors: William B. Deichmann Horace W. Gerarde
eBook ISBN: 9781483274492
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 614
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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




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



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William B. Deichmann

Horace W. Gerarde

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