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Ingestion 

Ingestion
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Ingestion
Author(s):

Stuart Crisp

and Jo Rainbow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199605538.003.0008
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date: 06 May 2021

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Lead and iron 163

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Further reading 171

This chapter is not intended to be comprehensive, as advice for a specific poisoning can be obtained from a poisons information centre or from your hospital's pharmacy. However the chapter does cover the common presentations, as well as the major three toxicities: anticholinergic; sympathomimetic; and serotoninergic. In addition, a summary of ‘toxidromes’ and medications which in small doses are potentially lethal for toddlers, are provided....

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