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lead poisoning

noun

Definition of LEAD POISONING

:  chronic intoxication that is produced by the absorption of lead into the system and is characterized especially by fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, anemia, a dark line along the gums, and muscular paralysis or weakness of limbs

First Known Use of LEAD POISONING

circa 1842

lead poisoning

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LEAD POISONING

:  chronic intoxication that is produced by the absorption of lead into the system and is characterized especially by fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, anemia, a dark line along the gums, and muscular paralysis or weakness of limbs—called also plumbism, saturnism

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