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Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary
by T. L. Stedman, M.D., Wilcox & Follett Co., 1942

Poisons & Antidotes

In all cases of poisoning by substances taken by way of the stomach there are five indications for immediate treatment.
1. Act quickly.
2. Empty the stomach by lavage or emetic - the first even if the poison itself has caused vomiting, but not the second when corrosives have been taken.
3. Neutralize by the appropriate antidote whatever remains in the stomach, despite emetics or lavage, bearing in mind that some poisons are secreted again in the stomach after having been absorbed.
4. Aid elimination by the bowels and kidneys of what has been absorbed.
6. Treat the condition resulting from the action of the poison.

The giving of whites of eggs is useful in most cases of poisoning, and tannin is antidotal to all alkaloids.

Poisons & Antidotes
Acetanilid (antifebrin)
Acids Corrosive
Aconite
Alcohol
Alkalies, Corrosive
Ammonia
Antipyrine
Arsenic
Atropine
Barbital Group
Barium and its Salts
Camphor
Cantharides
Carbolic Acid
Carbon Monoxide
Chloral
Chloroform
Cocaine
Colchicum
Conium
Copper
Corrosive Sublimate - See Mercuric Salts
Croton Oil
Digitalis
Ergot
Gelsemium
Hydrocyanic Acid
Iodine
Lead
Lobelia
Mercuric Salts
Nitric Acid - See Acids, Corrosive
Nitroglycerin
Opium
Oxalic Acid
Paris Green, Rough on Rats - See Arsenic
Phenol - See Carbolic Acid
Phenacetin - See Antipyrine
Phosphorus
Physostigma
Picrotoxin
Strophanthus - See Digitalis
Strychnine
Sulfonal, Trional
Tansy Oil
Tartar Emetic
Tobacco
Veratrum Viride
Zinc Salts

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