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Toxicology Data & Literature
Have a look at the information on the right.
1. Perform a search in ToxNet. Search for a particular medicine by chemical name. Tip: use the Search All Databases search field to search all databases simultaneously.
- How many records are retrieved for each of the ToxNet databases?
- Read the information on the Database Description Support Page. Which database would you use to find information on possible adverse effects in nursing infants?
- What is the chemical structure of your medicine?
- What is the therapeutic use of your medicine? Tip: check out the classification codes and/or notes of the ChemIDplus full record.
- Export relevant references to RefWorks.
2. Perform additional searches:
- Conduct a search on a similar drug in the same class of drugs. Tip: try one of the drug names from the PubMed excercise.
- Conduct a search on the drug class.
Done? Continue with the next part of the training:
ToxNet provides access to:
- Chemical Nomenclature and Structure: ChemIDplus
- Toxicology Data
- Toxicology literature:
- Literature covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals (1965 to present): TOXLINE. The toxicology subset of MEDLINE/PubMed is part of TOXLINE.
- Reproductive and developmental toxicology literature references (1965 - present): Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database (DART)