selenosis


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sel·e·no·sis

 (sĕl′ə-nō′sĭs)
n.
Poisoning, especially of livestock, caused by ingesting selenium found in some plants, in the soil, or in some microorganisms.

selenosis

(ˌsɛləˈnəʊsɪs)
n
(Veterinary Science) a poisoned condition caused by selenium, occurring esp in livestock as a result of the natural presence of selenium in plants and soil
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45mg a day can trigger a condition called selenosis, which can cause brittle nails and hair, skin lesions and a garlic-like odour on the breath, added Claire Williamson, a nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation.
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