Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.


 (brō′mĭz′əm) also bro·min·ism (brō′mə-nĭz′əm)
A toxic condition caused by the chronic overuse of bromides, characterized by mental dullness, loss of muscular coordination, and sometimes skin eruptions.


(ˈbrəʊˌmɪzəm) or


(Pathology) poisoning caused by the excessive intake of bromine or compounds containing bromine


a poisoning produced by excessive use of bromine or bromine compounds. Also brominism, bromidism.
See also: Disease and Illness
References in periodicals archive ?
The syphilis theory, however, has never squared with the other facts of MacDowell's life, which is why Bomberger's argument that MacDowell died of bromism may be one of the biggest coups of this new biography.
Pinfold himself asks why, if the voices were all in his head, the fruit of bromism, their attacks were not more devastating: "I mean to say, if I wanted to draw up an indictment of myself, I could make a far blacker and more plausible case" (Ordeal 229).
52,53) Spurious elevation of serum chloride from bromide interference in a case of severe bromism was reported by Horowitz in 1997.
But normal people don't have to be concerned about bromism from this product.
He is a former area director for Lloyds TSB, a non-executive board member of the NEC Group and the University of Bromism Court and Council, as well as an independent member of the Standards Committee at Solihull Council.