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The cardiovascular system during poisonings

Poisoning can also cause cardiovascular collapse; in fact, antidepressant drugs can trigger cardiac arrhythmias, consequently altering cardiac output. It is necessary, therefore, to measure blood pressure and heart rate at

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Anaphylactic shock is the acute allergic reaction to exposure to allergens to which the patient had become sensitized, leading to The rapid release of mediators from mast cells and basophils.

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Drugs of this type are divided into 2 groups major: minor tranquilizers and major tranquilizers. Tranquil minors These drugs are certainly less dangerous than the barbiturates, whose place they took.

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The two compounds differ only in their optical isomerism, but toward living systems quinidine is more toxic. Quinine overdose is less common than before, as it is mainly used for abortion. Both drugs are muscle depressants and both are excreted rapidly.

The main symptoms are nausea, headache, vomiting, ataxia, Diarrhea, abdominal pain, and tinnitus. Tachycardia is associated with arrhythmia heart rate and to drop blood pressure. Some subjects may manifest these symptoms even at very low doses.

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis is almost always based on history, and because of rapidity in treatment, plasma-type investigations are excluded. Due to the presence of spontaneous vomiting, active emptying of the stomach is unnecessary. Supportive measures are the basis of treatment, with bilateral stellate ganglion block maneuvers by direct injection of a local anesthetic.

Source: Vadecum of poisoning therapy by Roy Goulding

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