Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents

Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents

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This groundbreaking book covers every aspect of deadly toxic chemicals used as weapons of mass destruction and employed in conflicts, warfare and terrorism. Including findings from experimental as well as clinical studies, this one-of-a-kind handbook is prepared in a very user- friendly format that can easily be followed by students, teachers and researchers, as well as lay people. Stand-alone chapters on individual chemicals and major topics allow the reader to easily access required information without searching through the entire book.
This is the first book that offers in-depth coverage of individual toxicants, target organ toxicity, major incidents, toxic effects in humans, animals and wildlife, biosensors, biomarkers, on-site and laboratory analytical methods, decontamination and detoxification procedures, prophylactic, therapeutic and countermeasures, and the role of homeland security.
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  • Hardback | 1168 pages
  • 218.44 x 271.78 x 48.26mm | 2,721.54g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123744849
  • 9780123744845
  • 1,257,574

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"Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents...is a comprehensive and up-to-date monograph covering in nine sections virtually everything related to the topic, from "anthrax" to "VX." The editor did an excellent job of giving a homogenous "feel" to the contributions of more than 160 authors with varying backgrounds and points of view. The list of contributors reads like the "Who's Who" in the field. This handbook is a most welcome addition to any library, institutional or private, and a must for anybody interested in the field." - Dr. Georg Petroianu, Florida International University, Miami, USA

"Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents is an excellent reference book, not only recommended to toxicologists, but also to all medical personnel who may be involved in the response to chemical incidents". - Dr. Rene Pita, Professor, Chemical Defense Department of the NBC Defense School, and Qualified Expert in Toxicology by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Madrid, Spain
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Table of contents

Section 1 Introduction, Historical Perspective and Epidemiology
Section 2 Toxicokinetics and Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetics
Section 3 Target Organ Toxicity
Section 4 Agents That Can Be Used as Weapons of Mass Destruction
Section 5 Risks to Animals and Wildlife
Section 6 Special Topics
Section 7 Analytical Methods, Biosensors and Biomarkers
Section 8 Prophylactic, Therapeutic, and Countermeasures
Section 9 Decontamination of Chemical Warfare Agents
Section 10 Homeland Security
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About Ramesh C. Gupta

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. He served the panels of NIH, CDC, NIOSH, and NAS. He has >350 publications to his credit, including six major books: (1) Toxicology of Organophosphate and Carbamate Compounds, (2) Veterinary Toxicology: Basic and Clinical Principles, (3) Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, (4) Anticholinesterase Pesticides: Metabolism, Neurotoxicity, and Epidemiology, (5) Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, and (6) Biomarkers in Toxicology. He is recipient of Murray State University's distinguished researcher award of the year-2006. He is a diplomate of American Board of Toxicology, and fellow of American College of Toxicology, American College of Nutrition, and Academy of Toxicological Sciences.
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"Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents...is a comprehensive and up-to-date monograph covering in nine sections virtually everything related to the topic, from "anthrax" to "VX." The editor did an excellent job of giving a homogenous "feel" to the contributions of more than 160 authors with varying backgrounds and points of view. The list of contributors reads like the "Who's Who" in the field. This handbook is a most welcome addition to any library, institutional or private, and a must for anybody interested in the field." --Dr. Georg Petroianu, Florida International University, Miami, USA

"Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents is an excellent reference book, not only recommended to toxicologists, but also to all medical personnel who may be involved in the response to chemical incidents." --Dr. Rene Pita, Professor, Chemical Defense Department of the NBC Defense School, and Qualified Expert in Toxicology by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Madrid, Spain
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