Chapter 106. Neurotoxicology

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief3,4,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head5,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head6 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director7,8
  1. Nai-Shin Chu MD, PhD Professor of Neurology1,2 and
  2. Chin-Chang Huang MD Professor of Neurology1,2

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch106

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Chu, N.-S. and Huang, C.-C. (2009) Neurotoxicology, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch106

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 4

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 5

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 6

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 7

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 8

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

  2. 2

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • neurotoxicology;
  • neurotoxicity, dealing with adverse effects - on structure and/or function of nervous system;
  • postnatal human neurotoxic disorders;
  • symptoms of acute lead encephalopathy - lethargy, irritability, confusion, ataxia;
  • ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA);
  • prolonged exposure to mercury vapor - producing “battery refiner's disease”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Heavy metal intoxication

  • Pesticides

  • Food poisoning

  • Industrial intoxication

  • Household accident

  • Bacterial toxins

  • Plant toxins

  • Regionally specific toxicities

  • Conclusions

  • Further reading