A 29-year-old member asked:
what is the treatment for bal overdose?
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Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Don't understand: Is your meaning of bal the medical abbreviation for bronchoalveolar lavage or something else? If the former, this question makes no sense.
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Internal Medicine 41 years experience
BAL = dimercaprol: Bal is "british anti-lewisite", a prescription medication given by injection for the removal of heavy metals such as lead and mercury. (it also combats lewisite, an arsenic-based chemical warfare agent). Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and seizure (convulsions). Treatment is supportive with protection of the airway, intravenous fluids, and a tincture of time.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: BAL overdose?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
BAL overdose: Administration of excessive dose of Dimercaprol (British anti-Lewisite or BAL).
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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