lead poisoning

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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 saturnism

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First Known Use of lead poisoning

circa 1842


Medical Dictionary

lead poisoning

noun

medical Definition of lead poisoning

:a serious acute or chronic condition that is caused by exposure and absorption of lead (such as lead carbonate) and is characterized by variable symptoms including fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, impaired cognitive development or function, joint and muscle pain, loss of appetite, anemia, a dark line along the gums, encephalopathy, seizures, paralysis, and kidney damage called also plumbism, saturnism


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