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Author Nelson, Lewis, 1963- author.

Title Handbook of poisonous and injurious plants / Lewis S. Nelson, Michael J. Balick ; foreword by Richard D. Shih ; introduction by Andrew Weil.

Publication Info. New York : New York Botanical Garden : Springer, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Wethersfield Public Library - Reference Material  REF 581.659 NELSON 2021    In-Library Use Only
Edition Third edition.
Description xviii, 336 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Richard D. Shih -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction / Andrew Weil -- Authors' Note -- Section 1. Botanical Nomenclature and Glossary of Botanical Terms -- Botanical Nomenclature -- Glossary of Botanical Terms -- Section 2. Poisons, Poisoning Syndromes, and Their Clinical Management -- Section 3. Plant-Induced Dermatitis -- Section 4. Gastrointestinal Decontamination -- Section 5. Individual Plants -- Photographers' Credits -- Disclaimer.
Summary This third edition of the Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants is designed to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It highlights common and important plants that lead to the adverse effects upon exposure, and it describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics, as available, for each. This truly comprehensive resource is botanically rigorous with insights from both the pharmacognosy and medical literature. At the same time, it is also for those who are interested in growing and enjoying the plants in their environment, filling in a not-often-discussed botanical and horticultural niche that goes beyond their beautiful physical appearance. Plants contain many useful chemicals that humans have used for millennia as botanical curatives. This book will help the reader understand the fine balance between a medication and a poison, which plants contain these natural substances, and their impact on the human body.--Back cover.
Subject Poisonous plants -- Toxicology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Poisonous plants -- United States -- Identification.
Poisonous plants -- Canada -- Identification.
Poisonous plants -- Caribbean Area -- Identification.
Skin -- Inflammation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Plants, Toxic. (DNLM)D010947
Plant Poisoning -- diagnosis. (DNLM)D010939Q000175
Plant Poisoning -- therapy. (DNLM)D010939Q000628
Poisonous plants. (OCoLC)fst01068169
Poisonous plants -- Toxicology. (OCoLC)fst01068172
Skin -- Inflammation. (OCoLC)fst01120096
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Caribbean Area. (OCoLC)fst01244080
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Handbook. (DNLM)D020479
Field guides. (OCoLC)fst01940354
Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Handbooks and manuals.
Added Author Balick, Michael J., 1952- author.
Shih, Richard D., writer of foreword.
Weil, Andrew, writer of introduction.
New York Botanical Garden, issuing body.
ISBN 9781493989263 (eBook)
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