Exogenous toxicants cause cellular toxicity. It causes damage to the cells resulting in cell death and organ dysfunction. Cellular toxicity is measured by seeing cell viability using vital dyes and protease biomarkers (used to measure the relative numbers of live and dead cells in the same cell population).
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Is there any increased consumption of water in chronic mercury poisoning?
Query: Hi doctor, In the case of chronic mercury poisoning, is there an increased consumption of water? The same question, for chronic fluoride poisoning. Please guide. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.In chronic mercury poisoning, it binds and stops the functions of SH (sulfhydryl-containing enzymes). It also gets deposited and causes cellular toxicity.If the toxic pathology happens in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), then the patient feels burning inflammatory sensatio... Read Full »
Does Abiraterone exposure affect pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor,I am six weeks pregnant and I might have exposed to a drug called Abiraterone indirectly. I had a patient who takes the medication. I did not handle the medicine directly but I am wondering whether can I get exposed to the medicine indirectly from the patient room. Is it possible to have i... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Abiraterone is toxic. It can show toxicity when it enters our blood. When it is consumed orally, only fifty percent of it gets absorbed and the remaining gets excreted without absorption. So if the drug is exposed to the skin, eyes, and nose, the rate of absorption is n... Read Full »
How long does mitochondrial poisoning stay in the body?
Query: Hello doctor, Do you know what kind of mitochondrial poison can stay in the body for more than five years? I have a patient with symptoms which looks like a mild mitochondrial poisoning for the past five years. There are only few mitochondrial poisons. So, do you think any one of them can stay in t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually the mitochondrial toxicity (poisoning) occurs due to some natural toxins from animals and plants or synthetic. In current days, the mitochondrial toxicity is majorly due to synthetic chemicals as human destroyed many toxic plants and animals in the living place. ... Read Full »