Journal of Medical Toxicology Research

About Heavy Metal Toxins

Heavy Metal toxicity is defined as the accumulation of toxic heavy metals in the soft tissue of the body. Heavy metal poisoning may be following types- Aluminum phosphide poisoning, Arsenic poisoning, Beryllium poisoning, Cadmium poisoning, Lead poisoning, Mercury poisoning etc. Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Central nervous system dysfunction, Anemia are the common side effect of heavy metal toxicity. Lead poisoning mostly affects the infants in the United States. Chelating agent are used in the treatment of heavy metal toxicity, chelating agents are bind with the poison and excreted in the urine. Dimercaprol and Calcium EDTA are the common drugs used in treatment of metal poisoning.

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