A collection of resources for understanding and coping with the complexities of modern health and social concerns. It provides an objective overview of the. The encyclopedia of poisons and antidotes / Carol Turkington with Deborah Mitchell ; foreword by Shirley K. Osterhout. — 3rd ed. p. ; cm. — (Facts on File library. The encyclopedia of poisons and antidotes. The BookReader requires JavaScript to be enabled. Please check that your browser supports JavaScript and that it.

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American Academy of Family Physicians. In Medieval Europe, poison became a more popular form of killing, though cures surfaced for many of the more widely known poisons.

It is often difficult to tell if a person has eaten a poisonous plant because there are no tell-tale empty containers and no unusual lesions or odors around the mouth.

Poisoning in History Since at least Greek and Roman times, there is historical documentation of poisonings. One hundred milligrams mg of moist, crushed apricot seeds can produce mg of cyanide. Today, poison is used for a wider variety of purposes than it used to be. Hollie Compton marked it as to-read Jun 13, Some acids and alkalis leave burns on the mouth. American Academy of Emergency Medicine. The mucous membrane lining the nose is highly vascular and a good poispns for absorption; poisons have been given by this route by incorporation into scents and nosegays.

A complete guide to all types of poisons, how they work, and the antidotes that counteract them.

The Encyclopedia of Poisons and Antidotes by Carol Ann Turkington

Activated charcoal with sorbitol. Children and poisons Common medications First aid for poisoning victims Food poisoning Household plants Mold Pets and poison Poison safety at home Responding to a poisoning Recognizing poisonous animals and plants and more.


Archived from the original on 26 November Prior to her death, she was said to have sent many of her maidservants to act as guinea pigs to test different poisons, including belladonnahenbaneand the strychnine tree’s seed. Dimercaprol Edetates Prussian blue.

Aconite was a commonly used poison, and under Roman Law it was illegal to grow the plant.

The encyclopedia of poisons and antidotes

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For example, the larva or pupae of a beetle genus of the Northern Kalahari Desert is used to create a slow-acting poison that can be quite useful when hunting.

The most common toxic substances taken in are cosmetics and personal care products, followed by home cleaning products, medications and plants. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Set up a giveaway. Once the victim is under antixotes care, doctors have the option of treating the person with a specific remedy to counteract the poison antidote or with activated charcoal to absorb the substance inside the individual’s digestive system.

Poisoning is the 4th most common cause of death within young people. As these allegations were repeated, they became part of the historical record. Biological warfare Carcinogen Food safety Hazard symbol List of extremely hazardous substances Mutagen Occupational safety and health.

Most cases of malicious poisoning concern family members or acquaintances of the victim, but the number of intentional random poisonings of the general public has increased in the late s and early s.


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American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. Pliny the Elder angidotes over different poisons. An antidote is a substance which can counteract a form of poisoning. The poison control center will ask for specific information about the victim and the poison then give appropriate first aid instructions.

For example, the poison aconitine — a highly poisonous alkaloid derived from various aconite species — has no antidote, and as a result is often fatal if it enters the antidotee body in sufficient quantities.

Allusions–Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: The legendary Borgia family, specifically Lucretia, gained abd wide reputation for poisonings, especially of cardinals. Treatment for poisoning depends on the poison swallowed or inhaled. In the fairy tale Snow White, a story that has survived for centuries in all European countries and languages, the wicked queen offers Snow White a poisoned apple that will induce a deathlike coma.

The Encyclopedia of Poisons and Antidotes

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Retrieved December 29, from Encyclopedia. The risk of being poisoned nowadays lies more in the accidental factor, where poison be induced or taken by accident.

Nineteenth-century European writers, including criminologists, always profiled the poisoner as female. When selecting food or wine to serve as vehicles for poison, poisoners prefer a substance that will mask the bitter taste of the poison.