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Poisioning and Overd

Brady EMT Basic Chapter 23- Poisioning and Overdose

Poisons that are taken into the body through Unbroken Skin Absorbed Poisons
A substance that absorbs many poisons and prevents the from being absorbed into the body Activated Charcoal
A substance that neutralizes a poison and its effects Antidote
A severe reaction that can be part of alcohol withdrawal, characterized by sweating, trembling, anxiety, and hallucinations Delirium Tremens
Thinning down or weakening by mixing with something else. Dilution
Depressants, Such as barbiturates, that depress the central nervous system, often to bring on a more relaxed state of mind. Downers
Mind affecting or mind altering drugs that act on the central nervous system to produce excitement and distortion of perceptions Hallucinogens
Poisons that are Swallowed Ingested Poisons
A class of drugs that effect the nervous system and change many normal body activities: their legal use is for relief of pain. Narcotics
Any Substance that can harm the body by altering cell structure or functions Poison
A Poisonous substance secreted by bacteria, plants or animals Toxin
Stimulants, such as amphetamines, that effect the central nervous system to excite the user. Uppers
vaporizing compounds, Such as cleaning fluids, that are breathed in by an abuser to produce a "High". Volatile Chemicals
State in which a patients body reacts severely when deprived of an abused substance. Withdrawal
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