Develop a strong foundation in the concepts and principles of toxicology with this concise and accessible resource
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For more than 25 years, Casarett & Doull’s Toxicology: The Basics of Poison has set the standard for providing thorough, academic, and authoritative information in clear and engaging ways. Distilling the major principles and concepts from that renowned text, Casarett & Doull’s Essentials of Toxicology delivers an accessible and highly readable introduction to the science and clinical field of medical toxicology. The book reflects the expertise of more than 60 renowned contributors.
Presented in full-color, this new edition builds on the wide success of previous editions, with extensive updates that make the book more clinically relevant to students and beginners in toxicology, pharmacology, pharmacy, and environmental sciences. Chapter-ending self-assessment Q&As and other features make the learning process more effective and efficient.
Casarett and Doull’s Essentials of Toxicology is organized into seven units:
- General Principles of Toxicology
- Disposition of Toxicants
- Non-organ-directed Toxicity
- Target Organ Toxicity
- Toxic Agents
- Environmental Toxicology
- Applications of Toxicology
Succinct, yet comprehensive, the text covers essential principles, toxicokinetics, how toxic effects are passed on to succeeding generations, how each body system responds to poisons, and the specific effects of a wide range of toxic agents—from pesticides to radiation.