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Medical Toxicology of Natural Substances: Foods, Fungi, Medicinal Herbs, Plants, and Venomous Animals
     

Medical Toxicology of Natural Substances: Foods, Fungi, Medicinal Herbs, Plants, and Venomous Animals

by Donald G. Barceloux
 

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Interest and information in the field of medical toxicology has grown rapidly, but there has never been a concise, authoritative reference focused on the subjects of natural substances, chemical and physical toxins, drugs of abuse, and pharmaceutical overdoses. Medical Toxicology of Natural Substances finally gives you an easily accessible resource for vital

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Interest and information in the field of medical toxicology has grown rapidly, but there has never been a concise, authoritative reference focused on the subjects of natural substances, chemical and physical toxins, drugs of abuse, and pharmaceutical overdoses. Medical Toxicology of Natural Substances finally gives you an easily accessible resource for vital toxicological information on foods, plants, and animals in key areas in the natural environment.

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Reviewer: Carmen E Boone, M.S.(National Pesticide Information Center)
Description: This is a compilation of information on toxicological data about toxins that normally can be found in nature and toxins that appear during food processing or storage. The five parts cover foodborne and microbial toxins (chemical contamination and additives, staples and spices, microbes and seafood), fungal toxins (mushrooms and mycotoxins), medicinal herbs and essential oils, toxic plants, and venomous animals.
Purpose: The book accomplishes its purpose of being an information resource on naturally occurring toxins and toxins associated with food processing. It presents valuable toxicological information about foods, plants, and animals that are present in our environment and explains how to understand these toxins and coexist with them, making this information available and tangible for future generations.
Audience: It can be used not only by medical personnel and toxicologists, but also by those needing to assess emergency situations in a Poison Control Center and by those in educational institutions and medical libraries as a good reference for training. It also can be used as reference by food technologists interested in food safety and food toxicology.
Features: The extensive detail about the toxins makes the book helpful in finding answers to questions such as: Where is the toxin found in nature? Is it an additive? Why is it added to foods? How is it formed during processing? What are the routes of exposure? The book is organized in a way that delivers rich and well documented information about each toxin. It discusses several topics related to each toxin, among them history, botanical description, exposure (sources, medicinal uses), principal toxins or ingredients (structure and properties, poisonous parts, chemical composition, physicochemical properties, mechanism of toxicity, and pathophysiology), dose response, toxicokinetics (kinetics, drug interactions), clinical response information (adverse reactions, acute effects, chronic effects, carcinogenicity), diagnostic testing, and treatment. The organization of the sections is similar throughout, making it easier to comprehend the data and locate facts.
Assessment: This book is one of a kind. It is an exceptional tool for information about foods, plants and animals that are present in our environment. It delivers rich and well documented information about natural occurring toxins and is an excellent resource for managing natural intoxication situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118382769
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1184
File size:
19 MB
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"Overall, this book would be a useful addition to the libraries of medical students, graduate students in pharmacology and toxicology, and natural products scientists. Furthermore, because of its "multidisciplinary evidence-based approach", the book presents an easy-to-follow and valuable resource for clinical toxicologists and analytical chemists, as well as those involved in the regulation of toxic substance exposure. It is a superb resource for a natural products clinical toxicology course." (Journal of Natural Products, 17 August 2011)

"[The book] provides in-depth, evidence based coverage of the most important natural toxins found in foods, fungi, medicinal herbs, plants and venimous animals." (Food Science and Technology Abstracts, July 2010)“This wonderful book covers an enormous subject with attention to detail and direct clinical relevance in a style that is surprisingly easy to read. The remaining volumes will be eagerly awaited by clinical toxicologists everywhere." (The Medical Journal of Australia, January 2010)

“This text provides a comprehensive guide to the medical toxicology of natural substances and is considered an excellent reference for forensic scientists including pathologists, toxicologists, criminalists, and scene investigators.” (Journal of Forensic Science, September 2009)

“Entries vary from single species to large groups; hence coverage is quite variable, though always informative. This volume will be useful for researchers and clinicians.” (CHOICE, October 2009)

Medical Toxicology of Natural Substances provides a reliable and easily accessible source on what is known about this topic.” (JAMA, July 2009)

"It should be a part of the library any scientist who deal wit natural products research, as well as toxicologists and pharmacologists. It should be a principle reference for poison control centers." (Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, published online March 26, 2009)

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