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Global Disparities- Unit 1 Test
Terms in this set (11)
the "Science of Poisons"
The study of how various toxins affect humans and the environment
The study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms
killed himself with the perfect recipe of hemlock extract
King Mithridates VI
took a concoction of 36 toxins... he was unable to kill himself with a toxin poisoning
Catherine de Medici
Recorded toxic responses (onset), effectiveness (potency or dose), & degree of response to various body parts (specificity)
The amount that gets into the body
The effect you are studying
e.g. Death, loss of function, heart rate
Father of toxicology
Contributed notion of large organ specificity of chemicals
Wrote "On the Miner's Sickness and Other Diseases of Miners"
"Everything is toxic, the dose makes the poison"
Sold toxic cosmetics and taught women how to poison their husbands with it.
First toxicologist to use autopsy tissues
The first CSI
Father of Modern Toxicology
4 ways a chemical can enter the body
Inhalation, Skin absorption, Ingestion, and Injection
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