strychninism

Chronic strychnine poisoning, the symptoms being those that arise from central nervous system stimulation; the first signs are tremors and twitching, progressing to severe convulsions and respiratory arrest.

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strych·nin·ism (strikґnin-iz-əm) chronic strychnine poisoning; symptoms include increased acuity of hearing, vision, touch, taste, and smell, followed by tonic convulsions and vomiting; in severe cases, it may culminate in respiratory paralysis and death.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • strychninism — /strik ni niz euhm/, n. Pathol. a condition induced by an overdose or by excessive use of strychnine. [1855 60; STRYCHNINE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • strychninism — n. strychnine poisoning, condition caused by an overdose of strychnine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strychninism — strych·nin·ism …   English syllables

  • strychninism — /ˈstrɪkniˌnɪzəm/ (say striknee.nizuhm) noun Obsolete a morbid condition induced by an overdose, or by excessive use, of strychnine …   Australian English dictionary

  • strychninism — ˌnizəm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary strychnine (I) + ism : a toxic condition produced by the excessive use of strychnine : chronic strychnine poisoning * * * /strik ni niz euhm/, n. Pathol. a condition induced by an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strychnine — An alkaloid from Strychnos nux vomica; colorless crystals of intensely bitter taste, nearly insoluble in water. It stimulates all parts of the central nervous system, and was used as a stomachic, an antidote for depressant poisons, and in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • strychnine poisoning — poisoning by strychnine, which causes excitation of all portions of the central nervous system by blocking postsynaptic inhibition of neural impulses; chronic poisoning is called strychninism and can lead to convulsions, respiratory paralysis,… …   Medical dictionary

  • στρυχνισμός — και στρυχνινισμός, ο, Ν ιατρ. το σύνολο τών συμπτωμάτων που οφείλεται σε δηλητηρίαση από στρυχνίνη. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. strychninism (< στρυχνίνη + ισμός*)] …   Dictionary of Greek

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