Illustrated Handbook of Toxicology

Illustrated Handbook of Toxicology

by Franz-Xaver Reichl, Leonard Ritter

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The Illustrated Handbook of Toxicology is an impressive introduction to the complex field of toxicology. It also serves as a hands-on guide to various poison treatments and offers supplemental public health information.Each two-page unit features concise text on the left complemented by full-color illustrations on the opposing page. The expert author distinguishes harmful toxic substances and catalogues their specific effects on the human body, plants, animals, and the surrounding environment. The handbook also addresses cutting-edge topics, including biological warfare, modern toxicological methods, and threshold values.Features:
  • Succinct, user-friendly organization allows readers to navigate the content with ease
  • Over 500 detailed images and diagrams arranged on 150 full-color plates illustrate exposures and toxicological effects on humans, plants, and animals
  • Well-researched, objective risk analysis on toxic exposures accompanies relevant images
  • Extensive glossary of key toxicological terms provides readers with the accurate information they need to avoid dangerous confusion
  • This is the ideal text for all medical students who want to supplement the toxicological information covered in their coursework, as well as for first responders to chemical accidents and poisonings.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9783131495914
    Publisher: Thieme
    Publication date: 12/15/2010
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 360
    File size: 18 MB
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    About the Author

    Professor, Walter Straub Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Department of Environmental Biology

    Table of Contents

    General Toxicology
    History of Toxicology
    Basic Principles of Toxicology
    Test Methods
    Modern Methods in Toxicology
    Threshold Values
    Clinical Toxicology
    Environmental Medicine
    Environmental Toxicology
    Information Systems
    Applied Toxicology
    Narcotics and Addictive Drugs
    Aliphatic, Alicyclic, and Cyclic Hydrocarbons
    Halogenated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
    Halogenated Cyclic and Polycyclic Hydrocarbons
    Dusts and Particle-Bound Emissions
    Nitroso Compounds
    Aromatic Amino and Nitro Compounds
    Gaseous Compounds
    Vehicle Exhaust Gases
    Oxygen Species and Free Radicals
    Tobacco Smoke (Active and Passive Smoking)
    Mineral Fibers
    Toxins and Toxic Substances in Food
    Colors and Additives in Drugs and Food
    Household Poisons
    Chemical Warfare Agents
    Biological Warfare Agents
    Dental Restorative Materials
    Animal Poisons (Zootoxins)
    Plant Poisons (Phytotoxins)
    Fungal Poisons (Mycotoxins)
    Bacterial Toxins

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