SCIENCE

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 07:43 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

The form in which a drug is manufactured and the way in which the parent dispenses the drug to the child determine the actual dose administered.....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 07:31 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Physiologic processes that influence pharmacokinetic variables in the infant change significantly in the first year of life, particularly during the f....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 07:17 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Most drugs taken by pregnant women can cross the placenta and expose the developing embryo and fetus to their pharmacologic and teratogenic effects.....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 07:06 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Although it has been largely replaced by inhaled β agonists, theo-phylline continues to be used for the treatment of bronchospasm by some patients wi....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 06:55 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

In the USA, rattlesnakes are the most common venomous reptiles. Bites are rarely fatal, and 20% do not involve envenomation. ....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 06:43 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Ethylene glycol and methanol are alcohols that are important toxins because of their metabolism to highly toxic organic acids .....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 06:30 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Overdosage with ethanol and sedative-hypnotic drugs (eg, benzo-diazepines, barbiturates, γ-hydroxybutyrate [GHB], carisoprodol [Soma];) occurs freque....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 06:19 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Digitalis and other cardiac glycosides and cardenolides are found in many plants and in the skin of some toads.....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 06:09 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Cyanide (CN−) salts and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) are highly toxic chemicals used in chemical synthesis, as rodenticides (eg, “gopher getter”), for....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 05:58 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Organophosphate and carbamate cholinesterase inhibitors are widely used to kill insects and other pests.....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 05:46 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Calcium antagonists can cause serious toxicity or death with rela-tively small overdoses.....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 05:35 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

In overdose, β blockers inhibit both β1 and β2 adrenoceptors; selectivity, if any, is lost at high dosage.....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 05:20 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Salicylate poisoning is a much less common cause of childhood poisoning deaths since the introduction of child-resistant containers and the reduced u....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 05:10 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Antipsychotic drugs include the older phenothiazines and butyro-phenones, as well as newer atypical drugs. ....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 04:58 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline, desipramine, doxe-pin, many others;) are among the most common prescription drugs involved in life-threa....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 04:44 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

A large number of prescription and nonprescription drugs, as well as a variety of plants and mushrooms, can inhibit the effects of acetylcholine at mu....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 04:31 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

At the doses usually used by stimulant abusers, euphoria and wakefulness are accompanied by a sense of power and well-being. ....

Under : SCIENCE    Posted On :  26.09.2017 04:18 pm    Author :  Dr. Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD

Acetaminophen is one of the drugs commonly involved in suicide attempts and accidental poisonings, both as the sole agent and in combination with othe....