11 Facts About Arsenic poisoning


Arsenic poisoning is a medical condition that occurs due to elevated levels of arsenic in the body.

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Symptoms of arsenic poisoning begin with headaches, confusion, severe diarrhea, and drowsiness.

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Arsenic poisoning is related to heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

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Arsenic poisoning is mainly encountered occupationally in the smelting of zinc and copper ores.

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Arsenic poisoning is naturally found in groundwater and presents serious health threats when high amounts exist.

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Arsenic poisoning is a ubiquitous element present in American drinking water.

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Arsenic poisoning interferes with cellular longevity by allosteric inhibition of an essential metabolic enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, which catalyzes the oxidation of pyruvate to acetyl-CoA by NAD.

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Arsenic poisoning exposure plays a key role in the pathogenesis of vascular endothelial dysfunction as it inactivates endothelial nitric oxide synthase, leading to reduction in the generation and bioavailability of nitric oxide.

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Arsenic poisoning has been shown to induce cardiac hypertrophy by activating certain transcription factors involved in pathologically remodeling the heart.

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Arsenic poisoning was an ingredient in many tonics .

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Arsenic poisoning became a favored method for murder of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, particularly among ruling classes in Italy allegedly.

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