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Specific Poisons

By

Gerald F. O’Malley

, DO, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center;


Rika O’Malley

, MD, Grand Strand Medical Center

Last full review/revision Apr 2020
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Symptoms and treatment of specific poisons vary (see table Symptoms and Treatment of Specific Poisons  Symptoms and Treatment of Specific Poisons Symptoms and treatment of specific poisons vary (see table Symptoms and Treatment of Specific Poisons ). Including all the specific complexities and details is impossible, although cross-references... read more ). Including all the specific complexities and details is impossible, although cross-references are made to other entries in the table where appropriate. Consultation with a poison control center is recommended for any poisonings except the mildest and most routine.

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