By Woolley Adam
This useful, uncomplicated, and informative textual content surveys simple rules of toxicology. it really is a useful advisor to comparing toxicity and comparable info, forthcoming toxicity trying out and interpretation, and figuring out the ideas of risk prediction and probability overview and administration.
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Protection Mechanisms Some tissues, particularly the liver, have high concentrations of endogenous compounds that have protective functions, normally against active oxygen species. GSH, which may be present in the liver at a concentration of up to 5 mM, is a good example of this. Enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, which catalyzes the conversion of superoxide to hydrogen peroxide, are also important in protection of the cell. There are also differences between tissues in the activity of DNArepair mechanisms.
However, Japanese people living in California show a proﬁle of tumors similar to that of their American neighbours. Food restriction in 24 A Guide to Practical Toxicology 2nd Edition rats and use of a low-protein diet produces an increase in lifespan and a reduction in the incidence of several tumors. Lipid content of diet may be important in affecting absorption of lipophilic chemicals and the ﬁber content of diet affects the bioavailability of toxicants by binding, and thus reducing absorption.
In the kidney, the passage of the urine through the distal tubule can lead to toxicity, as the toxins increase in concentration as water is reabsorbed. Morphology The length and small diameter of axons in the peripheral nervous system contribute to the axonopathy induced by n-hexane due to cross-linking of the microﬁlaments and subsequent poor nutrition of the distal parts of the cell. This is an instance where physiology is also important, as the axon depends on transport of nutrients from the neuronal body and appears to be unable to acquire them from elsewhere.