Cyanide toxicity is usually reserved for the spy movies whereby the villain will bite down on a capsule of cyanide and instantly froth at the mouth and die. Throughout history there have also been some popular examples including the mass…
A 37 year-old man is BIBA to the emergency department following a fire at his apartment. He has a fluctuating level of consciousness (currently GCS 11) and is hypotensive (BP 85/50). He has no evidence of airway compromise, burns or other significant injury.
Cyanide is a potentially lethal toxic agent that can be found in liquid and gaseous form. First discovered in 1786 by Scheele, who extracted it from the dye Prussian blue - and promptly died from exposure to the vapours
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