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Types of poisoning: chloralose

Chloralose is a derivative of chloral hydrate. The portion of the latter that is released into the body is rapidly metabolized to trichloroethyl alcohol. This substance is a central nervous

Tetany: what to do?

Tetany is divided into: manifest, latent and alkalosic. Symptoms of manifest tetany include muscle aches and cramps, opisthotonos, paresthesias or stiffness in the hands and feet. Convulsions, laryngospasms, and carpo-podal

Anuria and oliguria: what to do?

The anuria Is the failure of the kidney to produce urine. Oliguria, on the other hand, is the production of insufficient amount of urine to maintain homeostasis. Le causes may

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The family and the patient with bipolar disorder

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Can bipolar disorder be prevented?

Prevention with this disorder is not comparable to what is required for other clinical conditions, as it is a disorder of the mind that affects the mood sphere, but intervening in a timely manner at the first signs of mental illness is a definite advantage with respect to the future condition of the sick person, thus preventing the worsening of the illness.

Mercury Poisoning

mercurio

Mercury when ingested has no effect in the body. The tiny droplets of mercury react with hydrochloric acid in the stomach to form chloride. Instead, when mercury comes into contact with the skin it is absorbed percutaneously, giving rise to the clinical picture known as hydrargyrism. From a biochemical point of view, mercury appears to have an affinity for sulfhydryl binding and is therefore capable of altering cellular metabolism. When mercury salts are ingested, the first symptoms are burning at the oral cavity, followed by constrictive-type pain retrosternally, with vomiting and diarrhea. If, on the other hand, mercury vapors are inhaled, a dry, hacking cough with dyspnea, pyrexia, and muscle aches appears after a few hours.

Diagnosis and treatment

The clinical picture, combined with the medical history, is almost always sufficient to make a diagnosis. Acute metal salt poisoning requires resuscitative treatment with hemodialysis. With metallic mercury the acute symptoms respond to symptomatic type measures so if there are signs of chronic poisoning dimercaprol therapy can be undertaken as with arsenic and with the same precautions.

Source: Vadecum of poisoning therapy by Roy Goulding

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