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Toxicology : a case-oriented approach /
John Joseph Fenton.
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Boca Raton ; London : CRC Press, c2002.
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589 p. : ill.
ISBN
0849303710
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imprint
Boca Raton ; London : CRC Press, c2002.
isbn
0849303710
catalogue key
4609109
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2002-08-01:
An outgrowth of Fenton's college-level experiences in teaching an introductory toxicology course, this book successfully discusses toxicology from the perspective of both clinical and analytical chemistry. The result is a treatment of the principles of general toxicology that will appeal to both clinicians and analytical scientists. Fenton (West Chester Univ., Pennsylvania) thoroughly explains toxicology as it is applied to major organ systems, comprehensively covers the chemistry, diagnoses, and treatment of specific toxins, and describes analytical strategies for the laboratory testing of a wide spectrum of drugs and poisons. A major strength of this book is its reliance on case studies to stimulate the interest of the reader. These case studies have been carefully selected for their abilities to teach important principles related to toxicology. Also, Fenton includes many interesting anecdotes related to the history of toxicology. This book is thorough and comprehensive in its coverage of the toxicology subject and manages to maintain reader interest through hands-on exercises placed throughout. Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students. R. Saferstein Widener University
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REAL-LIFE CASES, TUTORIAL QUESTIONS, NARRATIVE HISTORY Intriguing anecdotal pedagogy, like the alleged arsenical poisonings of Napoleon and President Taylor and the probable mercury overdose of Isaac Newton, is one of the things that set Toxicology: A Case-Oriented Approach apart from other toxicology texts. Based on an undergraduate-graduate combined toxicology course at West Chester University, this innovative text captures readers' interest by combining modern case studies, historical cases, and hundreds of illustrations and tables. Each chapter presents several case scenarios that involve the reader with questions about diagnosis, testing methods, treatment, and other pertinent information. TOXICOLOGY FOR THE LABORATORY AND THE EMERGENCY ROOM In an easy-to-read style, this book covers the major organ systems and reviews the effects of toxins in each system. Most contemporary books are almost entirely clinical or entirely analytical. Toxicology: A Case-Oriented Approach treats each area extensively to benefit students and professionals who need to know aspects of both. It describes diagnosis and treatment of each specific poisonous exposure and discusses chemical basis and the laboratory testing of toxins. This dual perspective, coupled with the book's interesting narrative approach, lets readers quickly absorb the information they need to understand toxicology in the laboratory and in the Emergency Department.
Main Description
In an easy-to-read style, this book covers the major organ systems and reviews the effects of toxins in each system. Most contemporary books are almost entirely clinical or entirely analytical. Toxicology: A Ca se-Oriented Approach treats each area extensively to benefit students and professionals who need to know aspects of both. It describes diagn osis and treatment of each specific poisonous exposure and discusses c hemical basis and the laboratory testing of toxins. This dual perspect ive, coupled with the books interesting narrative approach, lets read ers quickly absorb the information they need to understand toxicology in the laboratory and in the Emergency Department.
Main Description
REAL-LIFE CASES, TUTORIAL QUESTIONS, NARRATIVE HISTORYIntriguing anecdotal pedagogy, like the alleged arsenical poisonings of Napoleon and President Taylor and the probable mercury overdose of Isaac Newton, is one of the things that set Toxicology: A Case-Oriented Approach apart from other toxicology texts. Based on an undergraduate-graduate combined toxicology course at West Chester University, this innovative text captures readers' interest by combining modern case studies, historical cases, and hundreds of illustrations and tables. Each chapter presents several case scenarios that involve the reader with questions about diagnosis, testing methods, treatment, and other pertinent information. TOXICOLOGY FOR THE LABORATORY AND THE EMERGENCY ROOMIn an easy-to-read style, this book covers the major organ systems and reviews the effects of toxins in each system. Most contemporary books are almost entirely clinical or entirely analytical. Toxicology: A Case-Oriented Approach treats each area extensively to benefit students and professionals who need to know aspects of both. It describes diagnosis and treatment of each specific poisonous exposure and discusses chemical basis and the laboratory testing of toxins. This dual perspective, coupled with the book's interesting narrative approach, lets readers quickly absorb the information they need to understand toxicology in the laboratory and in the Emergency Department.
Table of Contents
History of Toxicologyp. 1
Measuring Toxicityp. 13
Therapyp. 25
The Role of the Laboratory in Diagnosis and Treatment of Poisoningp. 41
Introductory Toxicokineticsp. 51
Biotransformationp. 69
Hepatic Toxicityp. 85
Renal Toxicologyp. 99
Cardiac Toxicityp. 111
Neurological Toxicityp. 129
Pulmonary Toxicologyp. 163
Drug Testing: Screeningp. 179
Confirmatory Tests in Toxicologyp. 195
Metal Analysis (Assay of Toxic Metals)p. 221
Alcoholsp. 231
Toxic Gasesp. 257
Insecticidesp. 283
Metalsp. 303
Over-the-Counter Analgesicsp. 335
Drugs of Abusep. 359
Sedatives and Hypnoticsp. 403
Stimulantsp. 429
Anticholinergic Drugsp. 443
Psychedelic Drugsp. 469
Plantsp. 487
Snake Venomsp. 519
Indexp. 537
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