Toxidrome (part 2)

Organophosphate poisoning inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase and therefore induces a cholinergic state. You might find your patient with “SLUDGE and killer Bs”

S = Salivation
L = Lacrimation
U = Urination
D = Diarrhea
G = GI distress
E = Emesis

Killer Bs: Bronchospasm, Bronchorrhea, Bradycardia.


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