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By Charles Wiener

The final research companion, according to the vintage content material of Harrison's rules of inner drugs, 17e

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Reflecting all of the authority and accuracy of Harrison's seventeenth edition content material, this guidebook positive factors greater than 1000 evaluate questions, in addition to whole solutions and reasons derived from--and cross-referenced to--the mother or father textual content. additionally incorporated are references to fresh magazine articles that solidify your knowing of key information.

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  • greater than a thousand revised and up-to-date questions simulate these at the basic certification exam in inner drugs
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However, it is an environmental hazard because it can persist in the environment for a longer period. Organophosphates act by inhibiting tissue synaptic acetylcholinesterase. Symptoms differ between vapor exposure and liquid exposure because the organophosphate acts in the tissue upon contact. The first organ exposed with vapor exposure is the eyes, causing rapid and persistent pupillary constriction. After the sarin gas attacks in the Tokyo subway in 1994 and 1995, survivors frequently complained that their “world went black” as the first symptom of exposure.

The answer is D. (Chap. 37) Palpitations are a common complaint among patients who report fluttering, pounding, or thumping sensation in the chest. Palpitations may arise from cardiac, psychiatric, miscellaneous (thyrotoxicosis, drugs, ethanol, caffeine, cocaine), or unknown causes. While most arrhythmias do not cause palpitations, patients with palpitations and known heart disease or risk factors are at risk of atrial or ventricular arrhythmias. Overall, patients complaining of palpitations >15 min are more likely to have psychiatric causes.

Chap. 215) Cyanide is an asphyxiant that causes death by inhibiting cellular respiration. It is a colorless liquid or gas that has a typical smell of almonds. The onset of symptoms after cyanide exposure is rapid and usually begins with eye irritation. The skin is flushed. The patient rapidly develops confusion, tachypnea, and tachycardia. With severe poisoning, death results from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and hypoxemia with lactic acidosis. The antidote for cyanide poisoning is a combination of sodium nitrite and sodium thiosulfate.

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