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Toxic gases and aerosols

D.J. Hendrick

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.181411

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Toxic gases and aerosols

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Acute exposure—the effects of noxious gases or aerosols on the airways and lungs are determined by (1) their solubility in water, with those that are highly soluble having their main effect on the lining of the upper respiratory tract and those with lower solubility mainly affecting the lungs, and (2) the dose of exposure, with overwhelming exposures having adverse effects throughout the respiratory tract....

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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