Clinical Toxicology

Clinical toxicology is a subspecialty of toxicology dealing with the bedside management of poisoned patients, including definitive toxicological diagnosis, assessment of immediate severity and long-term prognosis, and selection of treatments including antidotes. Knowledge of potential drug and chemical hazards allows a clinical toxicologist to participate in the preparedness for and prevention of chemical intoxications. Toxicants are a major cause of clinical disease. Therefore, clinical toxicology is part of internal medicine, strongly benefiting from other medical specialties. Clinical toxicology requires having a strong basis in pharmacology.

  • Principles and Mechanisms
  • Unintentional and intentional overdoses
  • Exposure to industrial chemical and Environmental hazards
  • Drug abuse
  • Diagnosis and management of exposures

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