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Medical toxicologists are physicians who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, treatment and monitoring of injury and illness from exposures to drugs and chemicals, as well as biological and radiological agents. These specialists care for people in clinical, academic, and governmental and public health settings, as well as provide poison control center leadership.

Important areas of medical toxicology include

  • acute drug poisoning
  • adverse drug events
  • drug abuse, addiction, and withdrawal
  • chemicals and hazardous materials
  • terrorism preparedness
  • venomous bites and stings
  • environmental and workplace exposures

Subspecialty of Pediatrics

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