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
a nutrient agar plate labelled 10^(-5)ml had 154 colonies after incubated. what is the cell density in the original sample

Name the Associated Foods used in bacillus cereus  Cereal dishes that contain corn and corn starch, mashed potatoes, vegetables, minced meat, liver sausage, milk, cooked meat.


What are the stomata? How these structures participate in the plant transpiration? The Stomata (singular, stoma) are small specialized passages for gases and water present in t

Define about the Resistant Starch? Until 1980's starch was thought to be completely hydrolyzed and absorbed from the small intestine of man, independent of its source, type and

What is a population? In Biology a population is a set of individuals of the similar species living in a given place and in a given time.

The vagus gives of one superior cervical cardiac branch and an inferior cervical cardiac branch in the neck. These branches descend into the thorax and take part in performing the

What are the Benefits of Life Style Modification Life style modification helps in : - reduction of weight. - good sugar control. - good blood pressure control. - re

Marine oils These oils typically contain large amounts of long - chain omega-3-polyunsaturated fatty acids, with up to six double bonds and they are usually rich in vitamins A

Define Precautions for Preparation of Phosphate Buffers? 1. Glass electrodes should always be dried before and after measuring pH with a tissue paper. 2. The pipettes should