"Pica" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The persistent eating of non-nutritive substances for a period of at least one month.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Pica" by people in Profiles.
Calabrese EJ, Stanek EJ, James RC, Roberts SM. Soil ingestion: a concern for acute toxicity in children. Environ Health Perspect. 1997 Dec; 105(12):1354-8.
Stanek EJ, Calabrese EJ. Daily estimates of soil ingestion in children. Environ Health Perspect. 1995 Mar; 103(3):276-85.
Calabrese EJ, Stanek EJ, Gilbert CE. Evidence of soil-pica behaviour and quantification of soil ingested. Hum Exp Toxicol. 1991 Jul; 10(4):245-9.
Calabrese EJ, Stanek EJ. A guide to interpreting soil ingestion studies. II. Qualitative and quantitative evidence of soil ingestion. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 1991 Jun; 13(3):278-92.
Stanek EJ, Calabrese EJ. A guide to interpreting soil ingestion studies. I. Development of a model to estimate the soil ingestion detection level of soil ingestion studies. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 1991 Jun; 13(3):263-77.
Calabrese EJ, Barnes R, Stanek EJ, Pastides H, Gilbert CE, Veneman P, Wang XR, Lasztity A, Kostecki PT. How much soil do young children ingest: an epidemiologic study. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 1989 Oct; 10(2):123-37.