Casarett and Doull's Essentials of Toxicology

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-06-26
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Based on the "gold standard" text, this concise and accessible book distills the essentials of toxicology for pharmacy and medical students who want the best reference at their fingertips. The text features over 200 illustrations, summary tables, sections on "hot" research topics, and self-assessment questions and annotated answers for review.

Author Biography

Curtis D. Klaassen, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas John B. Watkins III, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical Sciences Program, Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington, Indiana

Table of Contents

General Principles of Toxicology

History and Scope of Toxicology

Principles of Toxicology

Mechanisms of Toxicity

Risk Assessment

Disposition of Toxicants

Absorption, Distribution, and Excretion of Toxicants

Biotransformation of Xenobiotics


Nonorgan-Directed Toxicity

Chemical Carcinogenesis

Genetic Toxicology

Developmental Toxicology

Target Organ Toxicity

Toxic Responses of the Blood

Toxic Responses of the Immune System

Toxic Responses of the Liver

Toxic Responses of the Kidney

Toxic Responses of the Respiratory System

Toxic Responses of the Nervous System

Toxic Responses of the Ocular and Visual System

Toxic Responses of the Heart and Vascular Systems

Toxic Responses of the Skin

Toxic Responses of the Reproductive System

Toxic Responses of the Endocrine System

Toxic Agents

Toxic Effects of Pesticides

Toxic Effects of Metals

Toxic Effects of Solvents and Vapors

Toxic Effects of Radiation and Radioactive Materials

Toxic Effects of Terrestrial Animal Venoms and Poisons

Toxic Effects of Plants

Environmental Toxicology

Air Pollution


Applications of Toxicology

Food Toxicology

Analytic/Forensic Toxicology

Clinical Toxicology

Occupational Toxicology

Regulatory Toxicology

Self-Assessment Questions and Answers


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