Poisoning, Biology

Poisoning:

Poisoning  is a common medical emergency  in childhood. In children under 5 years of  age essentially all poisoning are accidental. Nearly 75 per  cent  of  all poisoning  episodes involve  ingestion of substance which are nontoxic or have mild toxicity.  

A  poison  is any  substance that when  ingested, inhaled or absorbed even  in relatively small amounts can cause damage to a structure or disturbance of body function by  its chemical action. 

Poisoning is defined as a morbid condition  caused by the  ingestion  of a  toxic substance. 

Common Clinical Manifestation 

Gastrointestinal Disturbances: Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea. 

Respiratory and Circulatory Symptoms: possible unexplained cyanosis, shock, and collapse. 

Central Nervous System:  lethargy, sudden  loss of consciousness and convulsions, dizziness,  stupor, coma.  

Posted Date: 10/26/2012 9:08:54 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Poisoning, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Poisoning, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Poisoning Discussions

Write discussion on Poisoning
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
How is DNA replication related to cancer? Cancer can result when errors happen in the replication of DNA in genes that control how a cell divides. A mass of cancerous cells kno

Lactase non-persistence is an example of a genetic trait that has been influenced by cultural factors.Domestication of animals by humans began approximately 10  000 years ago. Farm

Define early ebb or shock phase - Physiological Response to injury? This is usually brief in duration lasting 12 to 24 hours and occurs immediately following injury. Blood pres

What is the excitation threshold of a neuron? How does this threshold relate to the "all-or-nothing" rule of the neural transmission? The excitation threshold of a neuron is th

Q. Management goals for diverticular disease? The management goals discussed above are basic to prevention of diverticulitis. However, diet therapy during diverticulitis may b

define zoology

Measures to control malaria infection: Malaria is a communicable disease caused by the female anopheles mosquito. a) Controlling mosquito population : Mosquito population can b

hydra has what symmetry......radial or biradial????

Do the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs have arterial or venous blood? What happens to the blood when it passes through the lungs? Arteries of the pulmonar

The standard free energy change and standard activation energy for four biochemical reactions are listed in the table below: A few interpretations are given below. Between thes