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Illustrated Handbook of Toxicology


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783131269218
Publication Date: December 2010

Gain practical knowledge of the entire field of toxicology with this beautifully illustrated guide

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.


  • Succinct, user-friendly organization allows readers to navigate the content with ease
  • Over 500 detailed images and diagrams arranged on 150 full-color plates illu strate 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.

General Toxicology
History of Toxicology
Basic Principles of Toxicology
Methods for Testing
Clinical Toxicology
Environmental Medicine
Environmental Toxicology
Information Systems
Specific Toxicology
Narcotics and Addictive Drugs
Aliphatic and Cyclic Carbohydrates
Halogenated Aliphatic Carbohydrates
Halogenated Cyclis and Polycyclic Carbohydrates
Dusts and Particle-bound emissions
Nitrosic Compounds
Aromatic Amino and Nitro Compounds
Car Exhaust Fumes
Oxygen Species and Free Radicals
Tobacco Smoke (Active and Passive Smoking)
Mineral Fibers
Synthetic Materials
Toxins and Harmful Substances in Food
Colors and Additives in Food and Therapeutic Drugs
Toxins and Harmful Substances in the Household
Chemical Weapons
Materials used for Tooth Reconstruction
Animal Toxins
Plant Toxins
Fungal Toxins
Bacterial Toxins

”The textbook is nevertheless a delight to read and look at.” The Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists July 2011

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