Forensic Medicine Chap 29: ORGANIC IRRITANT POISONS

Syllabus:
IV.TOXICOLOGY:
[2] Types of poison, diagnosis of poisoning, principles of therapy and medico
legal aspects of poisoning of:
*Organic vegetable irritants: Abrus, Capsicum, Calotropis, Semicarpus , Croton, Ergot & Ricinus.
c. Animal Poisons: Snakes, Scorpions, Bees, Wasps.

Questions:
Long essay:
1 Describe the clinical features and management of a viperine snake bite. Mention the precautions to be taken while using the antidote. [RS Dec 04]

Short essay:
1. Snake bite. [RS May 00]
2. Mention the signs ,symptoms and treatment of scorpion sting. [RS Nov 01]
3. Outline the treatment of snake bite. [RS Apr 02],[OS Sept 02]

Short answers:
1. Toxalbumen. [RS Dec 04]
2. Suis as cattle poisons. [OS Nov 01]

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