A state-of-the-art toxicology textbook—ideal for students and professionals
Toxicology is a multifaceted field that encompasses the physical and chemical study of all known poisonous substances. It involves the rigorous analysis of toxicants and their effects on living tissues, forensic toxicology, quality assurance principles, environmental toxicology, and related sciences. As the field of toxicology continues to rapidly evolve, a thorough understanding of its underlying principles remains vital.
Now in its third edition, A Textbook of Modern Toxicology is a unique resource that provides both students and practitioners with a wide-ranging, accessible overview of the discipline. Suitable for courses in environmental, pharmacological, medical, and veterinary toxicology, this essential text features chapters written by experts who address a range of key topics.
A Textbook of Modern Toxicology is distinguished by up-to-date insights into acute toxicity and chemical carcinogenesis, organ toxicity, in vitro and in vivo toxicity testing, ecological risk assessment, and many other areas of toxicology that help foster a solid comprehension of the field.
The new edition reflects the addition of new contributors who offer the latest thinking in their respective areas of specialization and in their examination of emerging topics such as molecular biological aspects of technology. A Textbook of Modern Toxicology, Third Edition emphasizes the biochemical aspects of toxicology, underscoring the belief that progress in toxicology hinges on an understanding of the fundamentals of toxic action at the cellular and molecular levels. To reinforce the text material, the book features chapter-ending suggestions for further reading, a helpful glossary, and a special summary section.
This introductory toxicology textbook, updating the 1987 edition, contains 18 chapters addressing the following topics: absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of toxicants; acute, chronic, and target organ toxicity; classes of toxic chemicals; measurement, testing, risk assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of toxicity; toxicants in the environment; ecological risk assessment; and environmental and human health. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.