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Dreisbach's handbook of poisoning : prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
True, Bev-Lorraine.
Personal Author:
Thirteenth edition.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton : Parthenon Pub. Group, [2002]

Physical Description:
viii, 696 pages : illustrations
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Now in its thirteenth edition, Dreisbach's Handbook of Poisoning is long established as the definitive handbook of poisoning for all physicians, nurses, crisis and hotline workers, paramedics, and students. Rapid response is critical during the initial management of poison cases. This ready-reference guide provides antidotes, antivenins, and more for a vast number of substances. It covers medical toxicology - including prevention and management of exposures, poisonings, adverse effects, abuse and withdrawal from pharmaceuticals - and household, environmental, and natural hazards.

The book begins by providing general information about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of poisoning. Then it considers the important medicolegal aspects of poisoning. The remainder of the book focuses on specific poisons, organized into agricultural, industrial, household, medicinal, and natural hazards. Chemically- and pharmacologically-related agents have been grouped together wherever possible. For optimal care of critical or unusual poisonings, the book also contains guidelines for consultations with medical toxicologists and regional poison information centers. A concise summary of the diagnosis and treatment of poisoning, Dreisbach's Handbook of Poisoning provides an extraordinary amount of practical information in a compact format.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
I. General considerations
1. Prevention of poisoningp. 3
2. Emergency management of poisoningp. 25
3. Diagnosis and evaluation of poisoningp. 35
4. Management of poisoningp. 52
5. Legal and medical responsibility in poisoningp. 102
II. Agricultural poisons
6. Halogenated insecticidesp. 109
7. Cholinesterase inhibitor pesticidesp. 123
8. Miscellaneous pesticidesp. 133
III. Industrial hazards
9. Nitrogen compoundsp. 163
10. Halogenated hydrocarbonsp. 172
11. Alcohols and glycolsp. 199
12. Esters, aldehydes, ketones, and ethersp. 216
13. Hydrocarbonsp. 228
14. Corrosivesp. 240
15. Metallic poisonsp. 269
16. Cyanides, sulfides, and carbon monoxidep. 311
17. Atmospheric particulatesp. 327
IV. Household hazards
18. Cosmeticsp. 343
19. Food poisoningp. 348
20. Miscellaneous chemicalsp. 356
V. Medicinal poisons
21. Analgesics, antipyretics, and anti-inflammatory agentsp. 367
22. Anestheticsp. 379
23. Depressantsp. 390
24. Drugs affecting the autonomic nervous systemp. 422
25. Antisepticsp. 442
26. Cardiovascular drugsp. 459
27. Anti-infective drugsp. 485
28. Stimulants, antidepressants, antimanics, anticonvulsants, and psychotomimetic agentsp. 508
29. Irritants and rubefacientsp. 532
30. Catharticsp. 541
31. Endocrine drugsp. 546
32. Miscellaneous therapeutic and diagnostic agentsp. 556
VI. Animal and plant hazards
33. Reptilesp. 587
34. Arachnids and insectsp. 601
35. Marine animalsp. 610
36. Plantsp. 615
Indexp. 639