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(char′kōl″ )

A black granular mass or fine powder prepared from soft charred wood.

In treating people who have ingested organic poisons, activated charcoal is given orally as a suspension in water, using 8 mL of diluent per gram of charcoal. This may be given to infants by using a nippled bottle. The dose is 1 to 2 g/kg of body weight. Superactivated charcoal is two to three times more effective (and therefore effective) than activated charcoal. Charcoal should be administered as soon as possible after intake of the toxin. It is contraindicated in patients who have ingested corrosive chemicals. Ionized chemicals, e.g., acids, alkalis, and salts of cyanide, iron, and lithium, are not well absorbed by charcoal.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Charcoal." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730068/all/charcoal.
Charcoal. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730068/all/charcoal. Accessed July 20, 2019.
Charcoal. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730068/all/charcoal
Charcoal [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 20]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730068/all/charcoal.
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