decontamination

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Antonyms for decontamination

the removal of contaminants

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For the patients who referred to the emergency department of DEUH due to an anticonvulsant overdose and/or consulted with DEUDPIC, treatment recommendations include; supportive observation gastrointestinal decontamination methods (vomiting, gastric lavage, activated charcoal), antidote treatment, enhanced elimination (hemodialysis, hemoperfusion) and others.
As a result, gastrointestinal decontamination techniques remain management mainstays for most plant poisonings and include induction of vomiting, activated charcoal administration, orogastric lavage, and whole-bowel irrigation.
Limiting the use of gastrointestinal decontamination does not worsen the outcome from deliberate self-poisoning.
Ethylene glycol and methanol are rapidly absorbed; therefore gastrointestinal decontamination is usually not helpful.
A Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panel voted 6-4 that ipecac syrup, used for years as an emergency in-home method of gastrointestinal decontamination, should no longer be available over the counter.
Secondary to prevention to minimize morbidity and mortality from pediatric toxic ingestions (accidental or intentional) is optimal gastrointestinal decontamination.
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