A collection of resources for understanding and coping with the complexities of modern health and social concerns. It provides an objective overview of the. The encyclopedia of poisons and antidotes / Carol Turkington with Deborah Mitchell ; foreword by Shirley K. Osterhout. — 3rd ed. p. ; cm. — (Facts on File library. The encyclopedia of poisons and antidotes. The BookReader requires JavaScript to be enabled. Please check that your browser supports JavaScript and that it.

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According to medieval literature, many prelates, sovereigns, and pretenders or heirs to the throne were victims of poisoning plots. Mithridates VIKing of Pontus an ancient Hellenistic state of northern Anatoliafrom around —63 BC, lived in constant fear of being assassinated through poison.

InEnglish writer Reginald Scot claimed women had invented poisoning and antidotew “addicted” to the method. Common outdoor plants that contain some poisonous part include:.

The encyclopedia of poisons and antidotes

Poisoning commonly involves the introduction of poisonous elements from outside the body. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Poisoning is the state produced by ot introduction of toxic substances; that is, any substance that produces an injurious or fatal effect, into the body. Deliberate poisoning of an individual by a poisoner has a long and fascinating history.

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The bulb of the hyacinth and daffodil are toxic, but the flowers are not. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Most cases of plant poisoning are treated by inducing vomiting, if the person is fully conscious. Mark marked it as to-read May 22, There are more than 13 million known toxinsbut less than 3, ecnyclopedia most incidents of poisoning.


During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, fear of poisoning was so great that royalty required that their food and drink to be tasted in their presence before they would eat. Links Pertaining to Poisoning. Everything you need to know about poisons in alphabetical order. Contrasting The Prince with the Arthashastra of Kautilya”. The Egyptians are also thought to have come into knowledge about elements such as antimonycopper, crude arseniclead, opiumand mandrake among others which are mentioned in papyri.

Cleopatra is said to have poisoned herself with an asp after hearing of Marc Antony antidores demise. Cuthbert See also chemical warfare ; poisons.

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Accidental poisoning by plants, animals, or substances found around homes or places of work are not rare, especially among children, who may eat attractive berries from poisonous plants or mistake someone else’s tablets or pills for sweets. Anhidotes the Middle Ages the Borgias were said to have used this method. The chemicals in some of these products may leave a distinctive odor on the breath.

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Emetics are sometimes used in aversion therapy in place of electric shock. Ultimately, the spy agency abandoned this, as the delivery system was too unreliable; it was thought to be much easier to get a target to inhale poisonous gas.

About 50 children die each year in the United States from poisoning. Some animal venoms, especially those produced by arthropods e. Where heads of state and other dignitaries are concerned, this has translated into extensive background checks on food preparers, servers, and suppliers as well as x-raying of liquor and produce received by restaurants and close surveillance in the kitchen.

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Toxicology — The branch of medicine that deals with the effects, detection, and treatment of poisons. Delivery of poison by manipulation of cutlery is of great antiquity and was apparently in use before Christ. Emily added it Jun 20, There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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The Search for the “Manchurian Candidate”: Hardcoverpages. An antidote is a substance which can counteract a form of poisoning. Retrieved 28 April The duel scene in Shakespeare ‘s Hamlet features a poisoned cup of wine intended encyclopedix the prince but mistakenly and fatally drunk by his mother, Queen Gertrude.

Certain corrosive vapors trigger the body to flood the lungs with fluids, effectively drowning the person.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Edited by Eugene Braunwald et al. The incident was soon forgotten, but in the days and weeks following the broadcaster became more and more ill, and eventually died. Other types of poisons include the bacterial toxins that cause food poisoningsuch as Escherichia coli ; heavy metals, such as the encyclooedia found in the paint on older houses; and the venom found in the bites and stings of some animals and insects.

Two other cases in Asia in include a mass poisoning with cyanide inserted into a curry stew at a festival in Japankilling four people and, in Indiathe contamination of rice at a canteen with datura, a poisonous weed of the nightshade family, causing fifty-two fatalities.