lead poisoning


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lead poisoning

 (lĕd)
n.
Acute or chronic poisoning by lead or any of its salts, with the acute form causing severe gastroenteritis and encephalopathy and the chronic form causing anemia and damage to the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. Also called saturnism.

lead poisoning

n
1. (Pathology) Also called: plumbism or saturnism acute or chronic poisoning by lead or its salts, characterized by abdominal pain, vomiting, convulsions, and coma
2. slang US death or injury resulting from being shot with bullets

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lead poisoning - toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the systemlead poisoning - 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

lead poisoning

[ˈlɛdˌpɔɪznɪŋ] nsaturnismo
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