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al·drin

(al'drĭn),
A volatile chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide; if absorbed through the skin, it causes toxic symptoms consisting of irritability followed by depression; now banned in many countries.

aldrin

A highly toxic organochlorine-type pesticide and DDT analogue which, with other cyclodiene-type agents, was banned in the 1970s in most countries due to its notoriety as a persistent organic pollutant. 

Clinical findings
Kidney damage, slurred speech, nausea, vomiting, convulsions, coma, respiratory failure, death within 6 hours of exposure; chronic exposure to sublethal levels causes liver damage and possibly cancer.
 
Management
Amyl nitrate, O2.

al·drin

(al'drĭn)
A volatile chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide; if absorbed through the skin, it causes toxic symptoms consisting of irritability followed by depression; now banned in many countries.
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