Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents

Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents

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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.
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  • Hardback | 1198 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 60.96mm | 3,660g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0128001593
  • 9780128001592

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
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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
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About Ramesh 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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