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Types of poisoning: phosphine

Phosphine is highly toxic. Therefore, to safeguard those who are forced to use it, they are preparations were made that generate the gas on the ground. Phosphine, a when inhaled,

Heavy metals and metalloids: iron

Metallic iron does not give toxicity problems, although there are people with congenital defects in matabolism, for whom it behaves like a poison. Iron salts are pharmaceuticals for the treatment

Methods of poisoning: cardioactive glucosides

Overdose of these drugs is chronic and is almost always due to careless treatment. The reactions can be seen as an exaggerated expression of their pharmacological properties. Once toxic levels

Main types of poisoning: salicylates

The most common type of poisoning is from aspirin, a drug that contains acetylsalicylic acid. Aspirin tablets are very popular among adults intent on poisoning. In the body, salicylates exert

Paracetamol: what to do?

In some countries, paracetamol is sold in quantities greater than aspirin. Most people, they do not know the differences between the two substances. For this reason, poisoning by paracetamol in

Anaphylactic shock

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.

Febrile convulsions

Le Febrile convulsions are seizures in the course of fever in a subject between 6 months old and 5 years old, who has no signs of acute brain affection or

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

Tranquilizers as a method of poisoning

tranquillanti

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. Of course, it is possible that taken together with other drugs there is a potentiating effect. Ataxia, the loss of consciousness and respiratory depression generally respond to a symptomatic treatment, whereas if the ingestion occurred a few hours earlier it may gastric emptying be helpful.

Tranquillant majors

They have greater effects than minor tranquilizers and are capable of causing various disturbances in the functions of the body. The presence of these drugs in the urine can be ascertained by colorimetric reaction. The diagnosis is deduced from the history, seen together with the symptom complex. In addition to usual treatment, it may be necessary to quell symptoms with benzotropin. forced diuresis, hemodialysis, and hemoperfusion are unable to promote the elimination of these drugs from the body.

Source: Vadecum of poisoning therapy by Roy Goulding

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