Clinical Toxicology: Principles and Mechanisms

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Concise and authoritative, Clinical Toxicology: Principles and Mechanisms examines the complex interactions associated with clinical toxicological events and chemical exposure or drug administration. The author places special emphasis on signs and symptoms of diseases and pathology caused by toxins and clinical drugs. He covers contemporary issues in clinical toxicology, such as biological and chemical toxins, changes in protocols for managing toxic ingestions, new antidotes, changes in particular treatments, and pharmacology and toxicology of herbal products.

After introducing the fundamental principles of toxicology, the book presents the toxicity of therapeutic and non-therapeutic agents in separate sections. Most chapters start with a basic review of the general physiology and pharmacology principles necessary for understanding the underlying mechanisms of toxicity. The book includes numerous drawings, figures, and tables that improve understanding of the mechanisms involved in chemical exposure. It covers widely distributed chemical agents and currently used therapeutic drugs that possess hazardous effects either as principle mechanisms of action or as untoward adverse drug reactions. A reader-friendly exposition of clinical toxicology, Clinical Toxicology: Principles and Mechanisms can be used as a stand-alone text or a professional reference.

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Frank A. Barile
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, St. John's University, Queens, New York, USA.

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The text is concisely written ... [and] sound science is presented in an effective learning format. The almost 30-page index will be greatly appreciated by students and other readers rapidly seeking information on specific toxins or their effects. This is a useful resource for teachers, clinicians and forensic scientists, and [useful] as a brief overview for emergency medicine physicians. Students in toxicology, pharmacy and the medical sciences, as well as regulatory health personnel will benefit from having this text as an authoritative reference.
- Vet Human Toxicol, 46 (4), Aug. 2004

The author is a credible authority on the subject matter ... . ... This is a good introductory reference on the toxicity of therapeutic agents ... .
- Doody's

...there are very few textbooks on clinical toxicology and this particular one is informative about a very broad range of chemicals and natural products. ... an excellent book ... .
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