Factors that Modify Toxicity

Factors that Modify Toxicity

 

Question 1

The factors that modify toxicity include all of the following EXCEPT:

  age.
  species.
  gender.
  disease.

4 points

Question 2

All of the following are examples of lifestyle and diet factors that modify toxicity EXCEPT:

  smoking.
  consuming shellfish.
  city you reside in.
  body fat composition.

4 points

Question 3

People with liver and kidney disease have an increased risk of toxic damage because of __________

  increased excretion capability.
  decrease in biotransformation.
  increase in biotransformation.
  decreased metabolism.

4 points

Question 4

Thalidomide was a drug prescribed to women for __________

  nausea.
  headaches.
  heat disease.
  kidney stones.

4 points

Question 5

Which algae is responsible for a type of contact dermatitis called “swimmers itch”?

  Green algae
  Blue-green algae
  Brown algae
  Dinoflagallates

4 points

Question 6

The botulinum toxin is an example of what type of toxin?

  Mycotoxin
  Fungal toxin
  Bacterial toxin
  Phytotoxin

4 points

Question 7

Aflatoxins are most commonly produced by which of the following fungi?

  Cladosporium
  Aspergillus
  Penicillium
  Stachyborys

4 points

Question 8

Mushroom poisoning effects fall into the following categories, EXCEPT:

  gastrointestinal.
  cytotoxic.
  respiratory.
  neurotoxic.

4 points

Question 9

Endotoxins are known to cause __________

  spasms.
  lock-jaw.
  inflammatory response.
  neurological effects.

4 points

Question 10

What is a cytotoxic mushroom with an extremely long latency period called?

  Sorrel Webcap
  False Morels
  Autumn Skullcap
  Death Cap

 

Question 11

Identify the five factors that modify toxicity. Provide a brief discussion of each and include at least two examples of each factor.

Your response should be at least 250 words in length, as source material for your response. All sources used, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 12

Identify the five different types of toxins. Provide a brief discussion of the effects and include examples

Your response should be at least 250 words in length, as source material for your response. All sources used, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 13

Compare and contrast bacterial and fungal toxins. Provide a brief discussion for each, and include symptoms and examples for each

Your response should be at least 250 words in length, as source material for your response. All sources used, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations

Question 14

 

 

Share with the class an experience you have had with an exposure to a plant or animal toxin. Be specific with any symptom and treatments you may have had, and the geographical location where it occurred. If you do not have a personal experience, research one and provide your findings.

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