The Poison Paradox: Chemicals as Friends and Foes

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INDEX
a-tocopherol 271
see vitamin E
abortion, ergot and 244, 246
absorption of chemicals 11, 13–16, 17, 22, 55, 76
of alcohol 201, 204
barriers to 299
delay of cyanide by food 216, 220
factors in 28
lead 139
species variation in 261
through lungs 182
Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) 280, 300–4
accumulation, and chronic dosing 26–7, 61
of aluminium 143–4
of antifreeze metabolites 196
of DDT 92–5
of organophosphates and effect 100, 103
of water 82
acesulfame K 271, 272
acetaldehyde, from alcohol 203–5, 209–10
Acetaminophen, see paracetamol
acetylator phenotype 70–2
acetylcholine,
and botulinum toxin 237, 250–1
and nerve gas 100–1
and snake and spider venom 160, 162
acetylcholinesterase,
and nerve gas 237
and organophosphates 101, 103, 185
acidosis/increased acidity 60, 62
and antifreeze 194–7
Acids,
acetic from alcohol 202–3
formic 12, 46, 185, 193, 196, 197
oxalic from antifreeze 194–5
aconite 1, 2, 146, 213, 221
Aconitine 214
Acrylamide 267–8
activated charcoal 46, 105, 106
acute toxicity,
of cyanide 255
of organophosphates 103
of PCBs 127
of penicillin 66
tests 292
additives 8, 10, 261, 268, 270–81, 282, 298, 300, 303
adrenaline (epinephrine),
and glue sniffing 198
and receptors 39
and scorpion stings 163
adverse drug reactions 48, 49, 68, 288
aflatoxin(s) 157, 240–3, 287
Agent Orange 107, 124–5
agonist(s) 77
Agua Tofana 3, 221
alcohol 7, 26, 31, 36, 37, 48, 71, 76, 78, 185, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198–212, 254–5
as factor affecting other drugs 170
aldehyde dehydrogenase 203, 210
alkaloids 75, 86, 148, 149, 150, 152, 155
alkyl phenols 133
alkylmercury fungicides 109
allergy 67
aluminium 143–4
Ames test 295
ammonia 17, 19, 53, 206
anaemia 32, 67, 142, 177
genetic deficiency and 32, 256–7
lead and 270

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