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Title: Chemical-Induced Seizures: Mechanisms, Consequences and Treatment
Authors: Tang, F.R. 
Loke, W.K
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Tang, F.R.,Loke, W.K (2011). Chemical-Induced Seizures: Mechanisms, Consequences and Treatment. Chemical-Induced Seizures: Mechanisms, Consequences and Treatment : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: At the turn of the 20th century, following the Tokyo Sarin Subway Attack, the threat of chemical warfare agents has migrated from the battlefield to become a major concern for homeland security in the 21st century. While current fielded antidotes are able to mitigate acute high mortality arising from exposure to nerve agents, achieving effective neuroprotection in subjects with nerve agent induced prolonged seizures or status epilepticus is currently lacking. To overcome this challenge, establishing an improved understanding on the mechanism linking seizure onset during chemical (including nerve agents) poisoning to the subsequent cascade of biochemical, neurotoxicological, pathophysiological, genomic and behavioral changes post exposure is vital. Due to ethical, safety and chemical surety related issues, looking for surrogate chemicals also become important for chemical defense research. In this book, internationally well-known clinicians and basic research scientists with expertise on chemical-induced seizures will update readers on the relevant areas. © 2013 Bentham Science Publishers. All Rights Reserved.
Source Title: Chemical-Induced Seizures: Mechanisms, Consequences and Treatment
ISBN: 9781608056002
DOI: 10.2174/97816080527451110101
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