11 terms

Chapter 12 Introduction to Outdoor Emergency Care Vocabulary

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Dermal poisoning
a toxin absorbed through the skin.
Designer drug
a drug constructed by a chemist to produce unique and specific effects.
Ingested poison
a toxin that enters the body through the mouth.
Inhaled poison
a toxin that is absorbed through the lungs.
Injected poison
a toxin injected into a vein or another tissue.
Opiate
a narcotic drug that is derived from and has the same effect as opium.
Poison
any substance that is injurious to health or dangerous to life.
Substance abuse
the intentional misuse of a substance that results in significant impairment.
Toxicological event
an event where a patient has been exposed to a harmful substance OR an incident in which the intentioned or unintentional use of a substance or poison either endangers public safety and/or results in a medical emergency.
Toxin
a noxious or poisonous substance produced by an organism.
Withdrawal
the physical and mental readjustment that accompanies the discontinued use of an addictive substance
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