Handbook Of Toxicology Of Chemical Warfare Agents

Hardcover | January 21, 2015

byRamesh C. GuptaEditorRamesh C. Gupta

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Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Second Edition covers every aspect of deadly toxic chemicals used in conflicts, warfare and terrorism. Including findings from experimental as well as clinical studies, this essential reference offers in-depth coverage of individual toxicants, target organ toxicity, major incidents, toxic effects in humans, animals and wildlife, biosensors and biomarkers, on-site and laboratory analytical methods, decontamination and detoxification procedures, and countermeasures. Expanding on the ground-breaking first edition, Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents has been completely updated, presenting the most recent advances in field. Brand new chapters include a case study of the Iran-Iraq war, an overview of chemical weapons of mass destruction, explosives, ricin, the human respiratory system, alternative testing methods, brain injuries, and more. Unites world-leading experts to present cutting-edge, agent-specific information on chemical warfare agents and their adverse effects on human and animal health and the environment. Covers all aspects of chemical warfare agent modes of action, detection, prevention, therapeutic treatment and countermeasures. Features a full update on the first edition to reflect the most recent advances in the field as well as nine new chapters.

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Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Second Edition covers every aspect of deadly toxic chemicals used in conflicts, warfare and terrorism. Including findings from experimental as well as clinical studies, this essential reference offers in-depth coverage of individual toxicants, target organ toxicity, major incidents, to...

Dr. Ramesh C. Gupta, Professor & Head of Toxicology Department at Murray State university, is engaged in experimental brain research in relation to Alzheimer(s) disease (AD) and pesticide toxicity. He has delivered lectures in Australia, Italy, Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, China, South Korea, and Sweden. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1198 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 21, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128001593

ISBN - 13:9780128001592

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction, Historical Perspective and Epidemiology

Section 2: Agents That Can Be Used as Weapons of Mass Destruction

Section 3: Target Organ Toxicity

Section 4: Special Topics

Section 5: Risks to Animals and Wildlife

Section 6: Toxicokinetics, Toxicodynamics and Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetics

Section 7: Analytical Methods, Biosensors and Biomarkers

Section 8: Prophylactic, Therapeutic and Countermeasures

Section 9: Decontamination and Detoxification

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"...a large, high-quality publication...provides a broader perspective than the few other titles in this field. This edition expands topics and updates references, driven by the ongoing threat, use, and research of chemical warfare agents around the world. Score: 92 - 4 Stars"--Doody's, Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Second Edition