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Chapter XX

Accidental poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances - X40-X49


[See at the beginning of this chapter for fourth-character subdivisions] Note: For list of specific drugs and other substances classified under the three-character categories, see Table of drugs and chemicals in Alphabetical Index. Evidence of alcohol involvement in combination with substances specified below may be identified by using the supplementary codes Y90-Y91.
    Includes:
  • accidental overdose of drug, wrong drug given or taken in error, and drug taken inadvertently
  • accidents in the use of drugs, medicaments and biological substances in medical and surgical procedures
  • poisoning, when not specified whether accidental or with intent to harm
    Excludes:
  • administration with suicidal or homicidal intent, or intent to harm, or in other circumstances classifiable to X60-X69, X85-X90, Y10-Y19
  • correct drug properly administered in therapeutic or prophylactic dosage as the cause of any adverse effect ( Y40-Y59 )
  • X40 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to nonopioid analgesics, antipyretics and antirheumatics
  • X41 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to antiepileptic, sedative-hypnotic, antiparkinsonism and psychotropic drugs, not elsewhere classified
  • X42 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to narcotics and psychodysleptics [hallucinogens], not elsewhere classified
  • X43 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system
  • X44 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances
  • X45 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to alcohol
  • X46 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to organic solvents and halogenated hydrocarbons and their vapours
  • X47 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other gases and vapours
  • X48 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to pesticides
  • X49 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified chemicals and noxious substances





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