nitric acid poisoning


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nitric acid poisoning

Injury sustained from contact with nitric acid. Symptoms include pain, burning, vomiting, thirst, and shock.

Treatment

Emergency measures include oral administration of activated charcoal and large volumes of water. Emetics and stomach tubes should be avoided because they may cause rupture of the esophagus or stomach.

See also: poisoning