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Poisoning and overdose 

Poisoning and overdose
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Poisoning and overdose
Author(s):

Martin Beed

, Richard Sherman

, and Ravi Mahajan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696277.003.0014
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date: 23 May 2019

Emergency management

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Poisoning or overdose (OD) may be intentional or unintentional. It can occur via ingestion, injection, or inhalation, and rarely by transdermal or other routes. It may be obvious from the history and presentation, but a high index of suspicion may also be required....

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