Poisoning, or toxicity, is the general category of poisoning from any type of substance. Poisons may be ingested (eaten), injected, or otherwise enter the body. Examples include food poisoning, accidental overdose, snake bites, heavy metal poisoning, alcohol poisoning, illicit drug overdoses, chemical poisoning, fume inhalation, CO poisoning, and many other substances. Prescription medication overdoses or adverse reactions are similar to a poisoning, and are also sometimes called toxicity or intoxication, such as Hepatotoxicity (Liver Toxicity) or Digitalis Intoxication.
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- Overdose: Overdose is the general term for having too much of a substance. An overdose may relate to alcohol overdose, illicit
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- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning occurs from inhaling carbon monoxide gas, such as from exhaust fumes of a car or an
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- Adverse Reaction: An adverse reaction is a negative health effect as a reaction to a substance or action. Typically it refers to
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- Intoxication: Intoxication refers to a reaction to having an excess of a substance in the body. Commonly, intoxication refers to alcohol
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- Hepatotoxicity: Hepatotoxicity (liver toxicity) refers to where a substance acts as a poison to the liver. Many prescription drugs can cause
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