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Arsenic Trioxide (Overview)

Arsenic trioxide is a cancer agent.


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What medical purpose did arsenic used to be used for?

What medical purpose did arsenic used to be used for?

Arsenic used: It had been used for wound treatment before. It may kill bacteria and benefit wound healing. However, because of its toxicity, it not widely used anymore. ...Read more

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Arsenic Trioxide (Overview)

Arsenic trioxide is a cancer agent.


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How long does it take to get results from arsenic testing?

Week: Blood test results should be available in less than a weekaids1st answer antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

No good data: Arsenic is a side effect of the type of soil the tobacco is grown in. This is not regulated. Menthol is an additive to improve the taste and encourage the use of the product. If these things concern you, then perhaps this is a terrific time to reconsider your tobaccom addiction and stop for good. Tobacco smoke is full of toxins, poisons and noxious material. ...Read more

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What medical purpose did arsenic used to be used for?

Arsenic used: It had been used for wound treatment before. It may kill bacteria and benefit wound healing. However, because of its toxicity, it not widely used anymore. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

Variable: The effects of arsenic depend on whether a person has a large short-term exposure or low level long-term exposure. It affects mainly the skin, liver, and kidney; but there can be neurological signs too. Here's one of the better websites to go to for information: http://www.Atsdr.Cdc.Gov/phs/phs.Asp?Id=18;tid=3. A doctor that practices environmental medicine or a toxicologist can help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Arsenic allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Arsenic allergy?

Arsenic allergy: In the past arsenic was used to treat syphilis & psoriasis. One form can be used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia. In larger doses - Arsenic is poison. ...Read more

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Which heavy metal tests for autism: lead, mercury, or arsenic?

None of the above : unless there is a history of exposure to & clinical symptoms of a specific toxicity, except for AAP-recommended lead screening. quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Tests/urine_toxic.html describes fraudulent "heavy metal toxicity" panels by proprietary labs. I've had to provide medical expert testimony in cases of State vs. Parents of kids with ASD who had seizures or died during chelation. ...Read more

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Lab results for u arsenic, 24hr was 46 range 0-35, u arsenic conc 39 range 0-35. What does this mean?

Not much: Those values are not impressive and are likely due to eating fish or shellfish. Abstain from eating these foods for a week and repeat the tests. If the arsenic level is significantly elevated, have the doctor run organic vs inorganic arsenic levels. ...Read more

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Arsenic (Definition)

Arsenic is a metal used in poisons for insects, fungi, and other animals. It is ...Read more