Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Medical Toxicology

Edited by Pınar Erkekoglu

Hacettepe University


Tomohisa Ogawa

Tohoku University

Medical toxicology is a sub-branch of toxicology concerned with the diagnosis, management, and prevention of poisoning and other adverse effects of drugs, cosmetics, personal care products, occupational and environmental toxicants, and biological agents. Poisoning with drugs, herbs, venoms, and toxins is a significant global public health problem. Medical toxicologists are involved in the assessment and treatment of acute or chronic poisoning, substance abuse, adverse drug reactions, drug overdoses, envenomation, industrial accidents, and other chemical exposures. As such, there is a pressing need for safe and specific antidotes, as many antidotes currently in use have a relatively low margin of safety or therapeutic index. This book focuses on poisonings with drugs, venoms, toxins, interaction in clinics, antidotes, and forensics. It provides qualified scientific knowledge on different aspects of medical toxicology, drug and substance abuse, clinical interactions between drugs and herbs, antidotes, antidote networks, and forensic toxicology.

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Medical ToxicologyEdited by Pınar Erkekoglu

Published: February 3rd 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77665

ISBN: 978-1-83880-278-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-277-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-155-3

Copyright year: 2021

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5866 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Medical Toxicology

By Pınar Erkekoğlu and Suna Sabuncuoğlu


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2. Venomics Study of Protobothrops flavoviridis Snake: How Venom Proteins Have Evolved and Diversified?

By Tomohisa Ogawa and Hiroki Shibata


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3. Snakebite Therapeutics Based on Endogenous Inhibitors from Vipers

By Narumi Aoki-Shioi and Cassandra M. Modahl


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4. The Effects of Snake Venom (Bitis arietans) on Embryonic Development

By Charlotte Peters, Vladimir Petrilla, Lenka Luptakova and Eva Petrovova


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5. Toxicosis of Snake, Scorpion, Honeybee, Spider, and Wasp Venoms: Part 1

By Saganuwan Alhaji Saganuwan


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6. Toxicosis of Snake, Scorpion, Honeybee, Spider, and Wasp Venoms: Part 2

By Saganuwan Alhaji Saganuwan


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7. Scorpion Toxins from Buthus martensii Karsch (BmK) as Potential Therapeutic Agents for Neurological Disorders: State of the Art and Beyond

By Xiaoli Wang, Shuzhang Zhang, Yudan Zhu, Zhiping Zhang, Mengyao Sun, Jiwei Cheng, Qian Xiao, Guoyi Li and Jie Tao


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8. Mechanisms of Cyanotoxin Toxicity—Carcinogenicity, Anticancer Potential, and Clinical Toxicology

By Deyana Georgieva Vankova, Milena Gincheva Pasheva, Yoana Dimitrova Kiselova-Kaneva, Dobri Lazarov Ivanov and Diana Georgieva Ivanova


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9. Effects of Atypical Neurotoxins on the Developing Fetal Brain

By Chia-Yi Tseng


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10. Toxicity Potential of Cyanogenic Glycosides in Edible Plants

By Kumbukani K. Nyirenda


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11. Intoxication by Harmel

By Djafer Rachid


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12.Interaction between Pyridostigmine Bromide and Oxidative Stress

By Verônica Farina Azzolin, Fernanda Barbisan, Ivo Emilio da Cruz Jung, Cibele Ferreira Teixeira, Euler Esteves Ribeiro, Raquel de Souza Praia and Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz


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13. The Clinical Importance of Herb-Drug Interactions and Toxicological Risks of Plants and Herbal Products

By Cigdem Kahraman, Zekiye Ceren Arituluk and Iffet Irem Tatli Cankaya


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14. Analgesic Poisoning

By Mahluga Jafarova Demirkapu


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15. Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology

By Amarnath Mishra


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16. Detoxification of Drug and Substance Abuse

By Sreemoy Kanti Das


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17. Antidotes Network

By Alberto Frutos Pérez-Surio


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