Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 55%
Ease of Revision 7.8 / 10

A reasonably easy chapter to remember.

Question Pattern

Questions focus more on the classifications & general treatment of poisoning than on the clinical presentations.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Multi-dose activated charcoal – MOA
  • Administration of activated charcoal will have no effect on
  • Forced alkaline diuresis – uses
  • Mechanism of action of corrosives
  • IPC dealing with negligent conduct with respect to poisons

Suggested Revision

  • Antidote of choice for lead poisoning
  • Ideal suicidal poison
  • Ideal homicidal poison
  • Classification of Poisons
  • Drug automatism
  • Characteristic odour of toxins
  • Dimercaprol as antidote

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