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Poisoning (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

poisoning, toxin, venom, overdose, toxicity, aspirin, Tylenol, acetaminophen, salicylate, syrup of ipecac, poison control center, activated charcoal, toxidrome, poison, poisonous substance

Author and Editor

Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCES

RedCross. Poisoning.

American Association of Poison Control Centers.


Last Editorial Review: 7/19/2013

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