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Hydrogen fluoride--the protoplasmic poison.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18605366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
HF is a corrosive mineral acid. It has extremely harmful systemic effects through any route of exposure. In dilute solutions the onset of symptoms is latent. It is important for caregivers to remember that HF has distinct clinical signs and a specific antidote, namely calcium gluconate. The industrial use of HF heightens the importance of being prepared for possible exposures. The emergency medical teams should be familiar with its symptoms, should possess the proper protective means and should be ready to respond properly in case of emergency.
Igor Makarovsky; Gal Markel; Tsvika Dushnitsky; Arik Eisenkraft
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1565-1088     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. Med. Assoc. J.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-07     Completed Date:  2008-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100930740     Medline TA:  Isr Med Assoc J     Country:  Israel    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
CBRN Medical Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / toxicity
Burns, Chemical / etiology,  therapy
Calcium Gluconate / therapeutic use
Eye Burns / etiology,  therapy
Gastric Lavage
Hydrofluoric Acid / chemistry,  toxicity*
Inhalation Exposure
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects
Protective Clothing
Seizures / prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 299-28-5/Calcium Gluconate; 7664-39-3/Hydrofluoric Acid

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