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Definition of Poison Control Center

Poison control center: A special information center set up to inform people about how to respond to potential poisoning. These centers maintain databases of poisons and appropriate emergency treatment. Local poison control centers should be listed with other community-service numbers in the front of the telephone book, and they can also be reached immediately through any telephone operator.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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