Handbook of Toxicology, Third Edition

Michael J. Derelanko, Carol S. Auletta

March 7, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 1022 Pages - 7 Color & 340 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439890134 - CAT# K14103


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  • Provides a valuable reference for students and professionals in health- and environment- related occupations
  • Updates most chapters from the previous editions with several extensively revised
  • Presents new and topical information, supplementing the previous editions with references to current practices
  • Offers totally new chapters reflecting the state of the science, such as Juvenile Toxicology, Safety Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutical Toxicology
  • Combines some previous chapters (e.g., Inhalation and Neurotoxicology) into comprehensive, coordinated presentations and omits non-current and frequently-changing information
  • Includes more than 200 new tables and figures
  • Contains a separate glossary with toxicological terms presented both alphabetically and by toxicological subspecialty
  • Uses a format designed to allow the working toxicologist to locate basic toxicological information quickly


The Handbook of Toxicology, Third Edition provides an updated practical reference source for practicing toxicologists in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, contract laboratories, regulatory agencies, and academia. Written by experts in their specific toxicology fields, the chapters provide both fundamental and applied information. Topics range from General Toxicology, to Genetic Toxicology, Human Clinical Toxicology, Histopathology, Clinical Pathology, Metabolism and Toxicokinetics, Risk Assessment, and more.

New to this edition:

  • Completely rewritten chapters covering immunotoxicology, endocrine toxicology, and reproductive and developmental toxicology, providing a fresh perspective on these topics
  • Addition of new chapters on Chemical Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Toxicology, Juvenile Toxicology, and Safety Pharmacology
  • Updated information dealing with Inhalation Toxicology, Neurotoxicology, and Regulatory Toxicology, which has been consolidated into single chapters for each specialty
  • A separate glossary with toxicological terms presented both alphabetically and by toxicological subspecialty

For nearly 20 years, this handbook has remained the only reference book of its kind, designed to facilitate easy access to information related to the various toxicology specialties. This updated edition of a popular reference book reflects current practices and the state of the science of toxicology.


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