Users' questions

How can I remember Toxidromes?

How can I remember Toxidromes?

A mnemonic device to remember the signs/symptoms of organophosphate toxicity is SLUDGE- Salivation, Lacrimation, Urination, Defecation, Gastrointestinal distress, and Emesis.

Which mnemonic best characterizes the nicotinic portion of the cholinergic toxidrome?

Cholinergic symptoms that can be divided into two groups: muscarinic symptoms (remembered by the mnemonic “DUMBELS”) and nicotinic symptoms (remembered by the mnemonic “MTWHFS”).

What are Toxidromes?

Lystrup: The word toxidrome describes a group of signs and symptoms and/or characteristic effects associated with exposure to a particular substance or class of substances. Toxidromes are analogous to groups of symptoms associated with certain medical conditions.

What are the mnemonics for cholinergic toxidrome?

SLUDGE or DUMBELLS are simple mnemonics for the common clinical symptoms (see below). Clinical interpretation of this toxidrome can be complicated if multiple agents are involved.

Are there any mnemonics related to toxicology conundrum?

Here are a number of Toxicological related mnemonics used with varying frequency throughout the conundrums. Let us know if you have any more to add… The bowel and bladder lose their tone, and the heart runs alone. Or… Substances that cause bradycardia.

Which is the most common manifestation of a toxidrome?

Blind as a bat, mad as a hatter, red as a beet, hot as hell, and dry as a bone. This represents mydriasis (with subsequent loss of accommodation), altered mental state, flushing, pyrexia, dry skin and mucous membranes, which are the most common manifestations. hypertension. There is a very wide range of drugs which can cause this toxidrome.

What kind of Medicine causes a toxidrome?

A toxidrome is a syndrome (set of symptoms) caused by specific medications or toxins. Anticholinergic: low potency antipsychotics, oxybutynin, ACh receptor antagonists (ipratropium, atropine, scopolamine)