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Crit Rev Toxicol. 1987;18(3):189-213.

The toxicology of bromide ion.

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Department of In Vitro and Biochemical Toxicology, National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Hygiene, Bilthoven, Holland.

Abstract

Inorganic bromide is widely distributed in nature. Its natural physiological role in animal life is unknown. More than a century ago bromide was introduced in medicine as an antiepileptic drug. Nowadays, man is primarily exposed to bromide via food as the result of use of bromide-containing fumigants in intensive horticulture and in the treatment of food stocks. In this review exposure of man to bromide is described, and the pharmacological and toxicological effects of bromide ion are discussed.

PMID:
3325227
DOI:
10.3109/10408448709089861
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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