Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to plumbism: lead poisoning
Chronic lead poisoning.
[From Latin plumbum, lead.]
(Pathology) chronic lead poisoning
[C19: from Latin plumbum lead]
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.
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
n. plumbismo, envenenamiento crónico con plomo.