11 Answered Questions for the topic toxicology
How to prepare solutions of various chemical concentrations/dilutions?
Hello, I'm not sure how to prepare solutions of the concentrations: 0.1, 5, 10, 100 micromolar of chemical where the stock chemical should be at 1000X of the final concentration. I need 50... more
Are there dangers to Teflon and aluminium cookware?
I've been reading some articles on the internet about dangers of Teflon and aluminium to the body. My family say I'm just exaggerating the situation, and maybe I am, though I'm not sure because not... more
Can a vaccine or antidote be administrated via gases or sprays?
On TV or in movies a gas or spray containing a vaccine/cure/antitoxin is released and everybody is saved. Is this something plausible in real life? Specific examples would be appreciated.
Is antivenom fatal?
Antivenom is used for curing snake bites. Is it fatal when used without being bitten by a snake?
How does methamphetamine (meth) damage neurons?
Meth is considered to be neurotoxic by forming reactive oxygen species and oxidizing the neurons. But unlike dopamine, which, by the way, [is neurotoxic due to ROS induced dopaminergic... more
How does toluene inhalation damage the brain?
We just had a discussion about toluene abuse. It is known, that people inhaling toluene for a long time have significant brain damage, including decreased intelligence.I found that toluene is a... more
Can a fungus become resistant to a chemical such as Potassium Permanganate?
A friend used potassium permanganate solution to treat tinea on the hands/feet but after some initial success, the tinea seems to be making a comeback. Could the fungus develop resistance to... more
Influence of alcohol on brain cells?
As far as I know, drinking alcohol is killing cells in the brain. But is it linear? E.g. if I have 1.0 per mil and it kills 1000 cells will 2.0 per mil kill 2000 cells?
Why is Botulinum toxin the most potent poison known?
Botulinum toxin (trade name Botox) inhibits acetylcholine release in neurons and causes botulism, an acute paralytic disease which leads to nerve degeneration and takes a long time to recover. I've... more
Can the liver prioritize its metabolizing potential?
Let's assume we have two toxins - one of which is routinely metabolized by the liver, and the other is new to the organism (consider for example alcohol in a heavy drinker and any other drug that... more
Relationship between toxicity of drugs and negative effects on brain?
Are psychoactive drugs with lower lethal doses more neurotoxic (more damaging to the brain)? For example, tetrahydrocannabinol (one of the active components of cannabis) has a much higher lethal... more