carbon monoxide poisoning

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Noun1.carbon monoxide poisoning - a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas; "carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin and displaces oxygen in the blood"
cyanosis - a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)
intoxication, poisoning, toxic condition - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
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Because many of these symptoms are similar to those of the flu or food poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning may be overlooked as the cause.