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

Foreword Preface Acknowledgments 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 Tracheostomy Pain Chemical Burns Shock Diving 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 Acidosis To Induce Diuresis of an Acid Urine To Induce Diuresis of an Alkaline Urine To Reduce Hyperthermia Methemoglobinemia Narcotic Agents Nonnarcotic Drugs Recommended to Be Used Whenever Possible Instead of Narcotics Chapter III Supportive Treatment Respiration Circulation Gastroenteric Tract Central Nervous System Liver 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 Summari


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