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Estimating the Amount of Agents Ingested in an Acute Poisoning

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

When a patients ingests pills, capsules, powder, liquid or other compound, the total ingested dose can be estimated from the unit content and the amount ingested. This can be helpful in determining how severe the poisoning may be.

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