Category Toxicology
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Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal: decontamination agent; absorbing molecules of drug on its surface -> inhibiting their absorption by as much as 50% -> excretion in faeces
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Opioid Overdose

Opioid Overdose: miosis; CNS depression; respiratory depression; complications of hypoxia: seizures, dysrrhythmia, brain injury
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Paraquat Poisoning

Paraquat Poisoning; highly toxic herbicide; common agent in suicide in 3rd world; leading single agent causing death from pesticide poisoning in many countries including Sri Lanka
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Approach to Acute Poisoning

The patient's form a heterogeneous group that requires a systematic approach based on early resuscitation where needed, risk assessment to guide further management and early consideration of the underlying psychosocial issues.
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Clenbuterol toxicity

Reviewed and revised 24 May 2014 OVERVIEW Clenbuterol is a long acting beta-2-adrenergic agonist used in veterinary medicine and as a banned doping agent in athletes veterinary uses: equine bronchodilator and bovine tocolytic agent previously used for anabolic effects in…

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High-dose Insulin Euglycaemic Therapy

High-dose Insulin Euglycaemic Therapy (HIET) is primarily used in the therapy of severe calcium channel blocker toxicity. HIET can also be used for severe beta blocker toxicity and potentially other toxicities/ presentations requiring inotropic support
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Amphetamine Toxicity

Sympathomimetic syndrome with potential for life-threatening vascular complications (ischemia, dissection and haemorrhage). Note: ecstasy is also associated with hyponatraemia