Medical Specialist: Medical Toxicology
Medical Toxicology is a subspecialty of Preventive Medicine. Medical Toxicologists are experts in prevention and treatment of injury and illnes...

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Medical Specialist: Medical Toxicology

Medical Toxicology is a subspecialty of Preventive Medicine. Medical Toxicologists are experts in prevention and treatment of injury and illness from toxic exposures to drugs, chemicals, biological or radiological agents. Medical toxicologists provide poison control center leadership and advise public health policy.

Associated Diagnoses

  • Poisoning
  • Adverse drug events
  • Drug overdose
  • Exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials
  • Terrorism preparedness
  • Anthrax
  • Venomous bites and stings
  • Environmental and workplace exposures

Reference:

American Board of Medical Specialties, 2006-2008.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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