mithridatism

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mith·ri·da·tism

 (mĭth′rĭ-dā′tĭz′əm)
n.
Tolerance or immunity to a poison acquired by taking gradually larger doses of it.

[After Mithridates VIwho is said to have acquired tolerance for poison.]

mith′ri·dat′ic (-dăt′ĭk) adj.
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mithridatism

(ˈmɪθrɪdeɪˌtɪzəm)
n
(Medicine) immunity to large doses of poison by prior ingestion of gradually increased doses
mithridatic adj
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mithridatism

the production of immunity against the action of a poison by consuming it regularly in gradually larger doses.
See also: Poison
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