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IMPORTANCE OF AMMONIUM MOLYBDATE TEST IN ALUMINIUM PHOSPHIDE POISONING: A CASE STUDY.

Pooja S. K. Rai; Kanchan Sonone; Pramod W. Ingale.

Suicidal tendencies are one of the major social problems worldwide. It is equally seen in Indian population. Aluminum phosphide (AlP) ishighly toxic pesticide which is commonly used for grain preservation. Poisoning with AlP has usually occurred in attempts to suicide. It is a more common case in adults rather than teenagers. In some eastern countries it is a very common agent with rapid action for suicide. Up to date, there is no effective antidote or treatment for its intoxication. Silver nitrate filter paper test is a simple test for early diagnosis of Aluminum phosphide poisoning. But for confirmation Ammonium Molybdate is confirmatory test.

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