autointoxication


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au·to·in·tox·i·ca·tion

 (ô′tō-ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kā′shən)
n.
Self-poisoning caused by endogenous microorganisms, metabolic wastes, or other toxins produced within the body. Also called autotoxemia.

autointoxication

(ˌɔːtəʊɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
(Pathology) self-poisoning caused by absorption of toxic products originating within the body. Also called: autotoxaemia

au•to•in•tox•i•ca•tion

(ˌɔ toʊ ɪnˌtɒk səˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion. Also called autotoxemia.
[1885–90]
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He argued that accelerated aging is because of autointoxication (chronic toxemia), which is due to the toxins produced by gut microflora.
Ray Moley, for instance, became an outspoken critic of the New Deal after leaving the administration, writing in 1939 that Roosevelt suffered from "a kind of mental autointoxication.
There is a lot of autointoxication of the intelligence that we shall have to watch" (p.