cinchonism

noun cin·cho·nism \ ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌni-zəm , 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

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1857

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cinchonism

noun cin·cho·nism \ ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌniz-əm, ˈsin-chə- \

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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