Diagnosis and treatment of acute poisoning with volatile substances.

@article{Meredith1989DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and treatment of acute poisoning with volatile substances.},
  author={Thomas C. Meredith and Manjit Ruprah and Andrew R. Liddle and Robert James Flanagan},
  journal={Human toxicology},
  year={1989},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          277-286
        }
}
1. The acute toxicity of many volatile compounds is similar, being more related to physical properties than to chemical structure. 2. Volatile substance abusers experiences euphoria and disinhibition but this may be followed by nausea and vomiting, dizziness, coughing and increased salivation; cardiac arrhythmias, convulsions, coma and death occur in severe cases. 3. Laboratory analysis of blood and urine samples collected up to 24 h post-exposure may be helpful if the diagnosis of volatile… CONTINUE READING
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