Toxins and the Nervous System

  • Pradeep P. Nair
  • Jayantee Kalita
  • Usha K. Misra


Acute poisoning can result in a medical emergency and account for up to 10% of admissions into hospital. It is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in India. Generally, the effects of toxins manifest in several systems in the body, including the skin, mucus membrane, the haematopoietic, hepatic, renal and nervous systems. The neurological manifestations may involve different regions and fibre tracts of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This chapter predominantly describes the effects of toxins on the nervous system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pradeep P. Nair
    • 1
  • Jayantee Kalita
    • 2
  • Usha K. Misra
    • 2
  1. 1.Additional Professor, Department of NeurologyJIPMERPuducherryIndia
  2. 2.Department of NeurologySanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowIndia

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