Saturday, April 11, 2009

ANSWERS TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTIONS on CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

1._____ KIDNEYS____________________________ The major excretory organ responsible for drug excretion.

2._____ LIVER______________________________The major metabolic organ which converts drugs to their metabolites.
3._____ ALCOHOL___________________________ Give one substance that could cause an irreversible damage to the liver.
4.______ALBUMIN___________________________Major carrier protein of almost all drugs in the body.
5.______7.35-7.45____________________________The normal pH of blood.
6.______ACETALDEHYDE______________________The less toxic metabolite of ethanol, which is produced by the liver.
7.______SNAKE VENOM_______________________ Give one specific example of a natural poison.
8.______PAPAVER____________________________ Give the species of poppy that is toxic to man.
9.______TOXICODYNAMICS____________________ It is the term used to describe the reaction and metabolism of the drug inside the body..
10._____HALF-LIFE___________________________It is the time required for the concentration of a drug to go down to half of its original concentration.


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