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Biological Toxicology: The Effects of Chemical, Physical and Biological Agents on Living Organisms

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    First Edition
    ISBN: 9780763771164

Steven Mercurio

While the historic view is that toxicology is the study of poisons, in fact it is just as appropriate to consider modern toxicology as a way of determining new chemotherapies for cancer, microbial diseases, parasites or fungal infections.

Biological Toxicology will thoroughly prepare your students for participation in toxicology research. Through a presentation of experimental evidence, students will understand the process for designing and collecting data in biological toxicology research.

In five sections, the book examines the foundations of the field, toxic reactions of cells, toxic reactions of tissues/organs, toxic reactions of ecosystems and biological toxicants.

Table of Contents:
 Part  I  Introduction
    Chapter  1  Biological Research in Toxicology
    Chapter  2  Development of the Field of Toxicology
    Chapter  3  Toxicology Terms and How They Relate to Organisms
    Chapter  4  Hazard, Exposure, and Risk Modeling
  Part  II  Toxic of Reactions of Cells
    Chapter  5  Absorption and Transport of Toxicants through Membranes - Toxic Damage to Membranes
    Chapter  6  Receptor-Mediated Toxicities on the Outside of Cells
    Chapter  7  Detoxication and Activation by Cells - Metabolism of the Original Toxicant
    Chapter  8  Damage to Cytosolic and Endoplasmic Reticulum Activities
    Chapter  9  Damage to Mitochondrial and Chloroplast Activities
    Chapter  10  Damage to Nuclear Structures/DNA - Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis
    Chapter  11  Selective Genetic Sensitivity of Cells to Toxicants
    Chapter  12  Nutritional Toxicity and Sensitivity
  Part  III  Toxic Reactions of Tissues/Organs
    Chapter  13  Routes of Administration and Which Organs are most likely Impacted Based on Route and Toxicokinetic Models 
    Chapter  14  Forensic Toxicity Testing
    Chapter  15  The Skin and Eye: Most Likely Exposure Routes and Toxicities Due to Contact Exposure and Dose Toxicities
    Chapter  16  The G.I. System Toxicity and Oral Exposure (GI tract, pancreas, liver)
    Chapter  17  The Lung and Gill Exposures Representing Toxic Concentrations - Model for Environmental Toxicology
    Chapter  18  The Cardiovascular System as Conduit for a Dose Becoming a Dosage: Exposure and Toxicities
    Chapter  19  Bone Marrow and Immune Organ Toxicity via Lymphatic and Blood Transport
    Chapter  20  The Nervous System and Exposure to Lipophilic Toxicants or Transported Neurotoxic Agents
    Chapter  21  Toxicity to Neuroendocrine Organs and Endocrine Disruption
    Chapter  22  Toxicity to Reproductive Organs and Developmental Toxicity
    Chapter  23  Excretion of Hydrophilic Toxicants and Metabolites and Kidney Toxicity
  Part  IV  Toxic Reactions of Ecosystems
    Chapter  24  Dispersion Modeling in Air, Water and Soil. Likely Route of Exposure and Most Sensitive Organism Based on Dispersion and Concentration
    Chapter  25  Agricultural Chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) Exposure and Impacts
    Chapter  26  Industrial Chemicals that Biodegrade: Organic Chemical Exposures and Impacts
    Chapter  27  Industrial Chemicals that Change Lipophilicity but Don’t Biodegrade: Metal Impacts
    Chapter  28  Industrial Chemicals that Cause Atmospheric Changes and Direct versus Indirect Toxicity: Gases, Vapors, Aerosols, and Radiation
    Chapter  29  Toxicity of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) into Water
  Part  V  Biological Toxicants
    Chapter  30  Venoms and Injection Toxicity versus Poisonous Animals or Cells and Ingestion or Contact Toxicity
    Chapter  31  Poisonous Plants or Plant Cells and Ingestion or Contact Toxicity

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