Toxicology

  1. Science of Poison
    Toxicology
  2. Study of the adverse effects of xenobiotics
    Modern Toxicology
  3. A scroll containing information pertaining to many recognized poisons
    Papyrus ebers
  4. Speaks of poison arrow
    Book of Job
  5. Added a number of poisons and clinical toxicology principles pertaining to bioavailability in therapy and overdosage
    Hippocrates
  6. Introduced numerous references to poisonous plants in De Historia Plantarum
    Theophrastus
  7. Made the first attempt at classifying poisons in his book De Materia Medica
    Dioscorides
  8. Ingested 36 ingredients as protection against assassination
    • Use of the word “mithridatic” as antidote or protective mixture
    King Mithridates VI of Pontus
  9. Issued the Lex Cornelia, the first law against poisoning and became a regulatory statute
    Sulla
  10. Described the subject of bioavailability noting that milk, butter and cream could delay intestinal absorption
    Maimonides
  11. Tested toxic concoctions an noting the following
    · Rapidity of toxic response (onset of action)
    . Effectiveness of the compound (potency)
    . Degree of response of the parts of the body (specificity of the site of action)
    . Complaints of the victim (clinical sign and symptoms)
    Catherine de Medici
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Toxicology
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