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3rd Edition

Introduction to Toxicology

ISBN 9780415247634
Published November 15, 2001 by CRC Press
215 Pages

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Book Description

Since the publication of the first edition of Introduction to Toxicology , toxicology has become a more mature science, the number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses has increased and thus the need for a regularly updated introductory text has become more pressing.

This third edition caters for this need in a clear and easy-to-read style, featuring:
* Up-to-the-minute information
* Relevant toxicological examples that reinforce principles
* End-of-chapter essay questions
* New and redrawn illustrations
* Glossary of terms
* Extensively revised bibliography

The fundamental principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion are described in the introductory chapters, as are the types of exposure and response. In subsequent chapters these are clarified with the use of carefully chosen examples. Among the topics considered are the potential adverse effects of drugs, pesticides, food additives and industrial chemicals.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Disposition of Toxic Compounds. Metabolism of Toxic Compounds. Types of Exposure and Response. Drugs as Toxic Substances. Industrial Toxicology. Food Additives and Contaminants. Pesticides. Environmental Pollutants. Natural Products. Household Products. Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment.

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John A. Timbrell is Emeritus Professor of Biochemical Toxicology, King's College London, London, UK. He received his Ph.D. in drug metabolism from the University of London, London, UK. Dr. Timbrell is the founding editor of the publication Biomarkers and has served on the editorial board of serveral journals. His main topics of interest include the role of taurine in detoxication/protection, toxicology of the liver, mechanisms of toxicity of compounds and biomarkers of chemical-induced dysfunction. He is the author of Study Toxicology Through Questions and Principles of Biochemical Toxicology, Fourth Edition.