cinchonism

noun
cin·​cho·​nism | \ ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce cinchonism (audio) , ˈsin-chə- \

Definition of cinchonism

: a disorder due to excessive or prolonged use of cinchona or its alkaloids and marked by temporary deafness, ringing in the ears, headache, dizziness, and rash

First Known Use of cinchonism

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Cinchonism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinchonism. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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cinchonism

noun
cin·​cho·​nism | \ ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌniz-əm, ˈsin-chə- How to pronounce cinchonism (audio) \

Medical Definition of cinchonism

: a disorder due to excessive or prolonged use of cinchona or its alkaloids and marked by temporary deafness, ringing in the ears, headache, dizziness, and rash

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