plumbism


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plum·bism

 (plŭm′bĭz′əm)
n.
Chronic lead poisoning.

[From Latin plumbum, lead.]

plumbism

(ˈplʌmˌbɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) chronic lead poisoning
[C19: from Latin plumbum lead]

lead′ poi′soning

(lɛd)
n.
a toxic condition produced by ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption of lead or lead compounds, resulting in various dose-related symptoms including anemia, nausea, muscle weakness, confusion, blindness, and coma.
[1875–80]

plumbism

an acute toxic condition caused by the absorption of lead into the body by skin contact, ingestion, or inhalation; lead poisoning. Also called saturnism.
See also: Poison
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plumbism - toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the systemplumbism - toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
Translations

plum·bism

n. plumbismo, envenenamiento crónico con plomo.
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Research has demonstrated that intramuscularly embedded lead in humans and rats may cause direct plumbism, albeit rarely, and has identified risk factors to this end.
Evaluation of medicinal herbs in amelioration of plumbism in rats.
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He was seeing plumbism (lead intoxication) in battery-factory workers, and thought to try this new chelation treatment.
23) In humans, plumbism is chronic poisoning due to the absorption of what into the body?
The syndrome of childhood plumbism caused by the ingestion of lead is believed to affect more than 2 million American preschool-aged children.