toxic condition

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toxic condition - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substancetoxic condition - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
alkali poisoning - poisoning resulting from the ingestion of an alkali compound (as lye or ammonia)
caffeine intoxication, caffeinism - poisoning resulting from excessive intake of caffeine containing products
carbon monoxide poisoning - a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas; "carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin and displaces oxygen in the blood"
cyanide poisoning - poisoning due to ingesting or inhaling cyanide; common in smoke from fires and in industrial chemicals
ergotism - poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and cramping and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs
mercury poisoning - a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death
naphthalene poisoning - toxic condition resulting from inhaling or ingesting naphthalene
nicotine poisoning - toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of nicotine
ophidism - poisoning by snake venom
paraquat poisoning - poisoning caused by ingestion of paraquat; characterized by progressive damage to the esophagus and liver and kidneys
pesticide poisoning - toxic condition resulting from ingesting or inhaling a pesticide
salicylate poisoning - poisoning caused by the excessive ingestion of salicylates (usually aspirin)
References in periodicals archive ?
com/dictionary/sepsis) defined as "a toxic condition resulting from the spread of bacteria or their toxins from a focus of infection.
Minutes of the meeting state: "Local people had been particularly worried that Courtaulds would leave the sites in a derelict and toxic condition.
When fasts and diets become too harsh and fat is broken down too fast, toxins and heavy metals flood the bloodstream, creating a dangerous toxic condition.
If the test proves correct, Mrs Gledhill will be one of thousands of people who have developed a toxic condition from their sofa.
Excess caffeine ingestion, known as "caffeinism", is defined as a toxic condition marked by diarrhoea, elevated blood pressure, rapid breathing, heart palpitations and insomnia, caused by excessive intake of coffee and other caffeinecontaining substances.
The resulting patterns of color form a gene expression profile, or signature, that points out a possible toxic condition.
Sepsis: a toxic condition caused by the spread of bacteria from one place in the body to all over the body (such as through the blood).
She knows it is going to hurt and having suspected pre- eclampsia (a toxic condition which occurs late in pregnancy) hasn't helped her fears because it can be fatal.
This is an environmentally toxic condition that has to do with the disrepair of the housing"--toxic in the sense both of the toxicants used in attempts to control pests as well as the stress involved.