Definition and scope of toxicology. Principles of toxicokinetic studies. Mechanism of
drug toxicity, management of acute drug poisoning, plants, bacterial and animal poisons.
Solvent poisoning, pesticides, herbicides, radiation toxicology. Air borne poisoning,
heavy metals and chelating agents. Food addititives, immunotoxicity associated with
exposure to chemicals. Genetic effects of chemicals in human population. Guide to short
term tests for detecting mutagenic and carcinogenic compounds.