Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) caused by an industrial chemical such as carbon tetrachloride or phosphorus.
- Toxic multinodular goiter
A condition in which the thyroid gland contains multiple lumps (nodules) that are overactive and that produce excess thyroid hormones. Also known as Parry disease and Plummer disease.
- Toxic shock syndrome
A grave condition occurring predominantly in menstruating women using tampons, toxic shock is characterized by a highly toxic state (with sudden high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aching) followed by low blood pressure (hypotension) which can lead to shock (and death). There may be a rash resembling sunburn with peeling of skin. The Channing Laboratory in […]
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.
The collection, interpretation, and storage of information about gene and protein activity in order to identify toxic substances in the environment, and to help treat people at the greatest risk of diseases caused by environmental pollutants or toxicants.
The study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons (toxins) and the treatment of poisoning.