Chapter 14. Atropine and Other Anticholinergic Drugs

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath2,3,4,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD6
  1. John H. McDonough and
  2. Tsung-Ming Shih

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch14

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

McDonough, J. H. and Shih, T.-M. (2007) Atropine and Other Anticholinergic Drugs, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 3

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 4

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 6

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. Pharmacology Branch, Research Division, US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, 3100 Ricketts Point Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • atropine and anticholinergic drugs;
  • atropine nerve agent poisoning of humans;
  • Iranian nerve-agent-casualty treatment doctrine;
  • nerve agent exposure with anticholinergics;
  • protracted CNS effects after exposure

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Principles of Treatment of Nerve Agent Exposure

  • Anticholinergic Drugs

  • Use of Atropine in the Treatment of Nerve Agent Poisoning in Humans

  • Field Treatment of Nerve Agent Exposure with Anticholinergics

  • Summary

  • References