Difference between revisions of "Absinthe"

 
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==Background==
 
==Background==
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*Bitter, green liqueur derived from Wormwood tree extract
 
*Bitter, green liqueur derived from Wormwood tree extract
 
*Active ingredient: thujone, which antagonizes GABA-A receptors (now thujone concentrations are thought to be too small to pose any danger to patient)
 
*Active ingredient: thujone, which antagonizes GABA-A receptors (now thujone concentrations are thought to be too small to pose any danger to patient)
 
*Illegal in most countries
 
*Illegal in most countries
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[[File:Absinthe.jpg|thumb|]]
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
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*Typically a clinical diagnosis, based on history
 
*Typically a clinical diagnosis, based on history
 
*Evaluate for other causes of symptoms and co-ingestions
 
*Evaluate for other causes of symptoms and co-ingestions
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==Management==
 
==Management==
 
*Supportive care
 
*Supportive care
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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*[[Toxic alcohols]]
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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==References==
 
==References==
 
<references/>
 
<references/>
*Rosen's
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[[Category:Toxicology]]
 
[[Category:Toxicology]]

Latest revision as of 17:47, 28 June 2017

Background

  • Bitter, green liqueur derived from Wormwood tree extract
  • Active ingredient: thujone, which antagonizes GABA-A receptors (now thujone concentrations are thought to be too small to pose any danger to patient)
  • Illegal in most countries
Absinthe.jpg

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Hallucinogens

Template:Sedative/hypnotic toxicity types

Evaluation

  • Typically a clinical diagnosis, based on history
  • Evaluate for other causes of symptoms and co-ingestions

Management

  • Supportive care

Disposition

  • Discharge when clinically sober

See Also

External Links

References