Cyanide Poisoning Topic Guide
Cyanide Poisoning: Cyanide poisoning can occur with smoke inhalation from a fire, chemicals or products in the workplace, plants and foods (for example, apricot pits), certain chemicals will turn into cyanide after ingestion, and suicide attempts. Symptoms of cyanide poisoning include: weakness, confusion, headache, seizures, and more. Treatment depends upon the severity of the cyanide poisoning.
Coma Coma is a state of unconsciousness in which the patient does not consiously respond to the environment and stimuli. Causes of coma include head trauma, bleeding in the brain, skull fractures, brain swelling, lack of oxygen to the brain, poisons, and endocrine disorders. The Glasgow Coma Scale is a tool physicians use to rate the depth of coma of a patient. The outlook of coma for a patient depends on the cause of the coma and the damage to the brain and other organs of the patient's body.
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