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activated charcoal


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A preparation of charcoal that can adsorb toxicants, e.g., narcotics, chlorine gas. It is used in water filtration devices to remove organic chemical contaminants from drinking water and as an antidote in industrial accidents or self-poisoning, but its efficacy is questionable.

Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics — Public Health and Epidemiology.


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