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Specific Poisons


Gerald F. O’Malley

, DO, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center;

Rika O’Malley

, MD, Grand Strand Medical Center

Last full review/revision Jun 2022| Content last modified Sep 2022
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Symptoms and treatment of specific poisons vary (see table ). Including all the specific complexities and details is impossible, although cross-references are made to other entries in this table and elsewhere in THE MANUAL where appropriate. Consultation with a poison control center is recommended for any poisonings except the mildest and most routine.


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The following is an English-language resource that may be useful. Please note that THE MANUAL is not responsible for the content of this resource.

  • Hazardous Materials Tools: A searchable database of known toxic substances curated by the U.S. Library of Medicine's Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)

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