ptomaine poisoning


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ptomaine poisoning

n.
Food poisoning, erroneously believed to be the result of ptomaine ingestion. Not in scientific use.
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ptomaine poisoning

n
(Pathology) a popular term for food poisoning
[C19: because ptomaines were once erroneously thought to be a cause of food poisoning]
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Noun1.ptomaine poisoning - a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines
food poisoning, gastrointestinal disorder - illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
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ptomaine poisoning

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Oh, yes, it was a full man's job, and I dosed and doctored, and pulled teeth, and dragged my patients through mild little things like ptomaine poisoning.
He was first struck by ptomaine poisoning then died of a stroke in 1915 while on a trip through the American South, after serving just eight months in office.
The doctors he fervently believes in are as incompetent at medicine as he is at fiction: they attribute a case of lockjaw to ptomaine poisoning, for example.