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Carbon monoxide poisoning

Introduction: Carbon monoxide poisoning

Description of Carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning: a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas; "carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin and displaces oxygen in the blood".
Source: WordNet 2.1

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Carbon monoxide (CO). A poisonous colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It combines with hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin, which has no oxygen carrying capacity. The resultant oxygen deprivation causes headache, dizziness, decreased pulse and respiratory rates, unconsciousness, and death. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Source: Diseases Database

Carbon monoxide poisoning: toxic asphyxiation due to the displacement of oxygen from oxyhemoglobin by carbon monoxide.
Source: CRISP

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Toxic asphyxiation due to the displacement of oxygen from oxyhemoglobin by carbon monoxide.
Source: MeSH 2007

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Related Topics

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Carbon monoxide poisoning as a Disease

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Type of or association with medical condition Poisoning.
  »Introduction: Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Related Diseases

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Carbon monoxide poisoning is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Carbon monoxide poisoning as a subtype of Poisoning

Poisoning (medical condition): The condition produced by poison

Poisoning (medical condition): There are many substances that are harmful to humans. Probably the most common is food poisoning (typically from bacteria or parasites), but also dangerous are various heavy metals (e.g. lead, arsenic, mercury, etc.), gases such as carbon monoxide, drug overdose, alcohol poisoning, numerous household chemicals, and many others.

Terms associated with Carbon monoxide poisoning:

Terms Similar to Carbon monoxide poisoning:

Source: Diseases Database

  • Illuminating Gas Poisoning

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Carbon monoxide poisoning

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Carbon monoxide poisoning

The following list attempts to classify Carbon monoxide poisoning into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • intoxication,poisoning,toxic condition
  • physiological condition,physiological state
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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