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[aw-toh-in-tok-suh-key-shuh n] /ˌɔ toʊ ɪnˌtɒk səˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun, Pathology.
poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion.
Also called autotoxemia, autotoxaemia, autotoxicosis.
Origin of autointoxication
First recorded in 1885-90; auto-1 + intoxication Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for autointoxication
Historical Examples
  • autointoxication is said to play a prominent rle in the causation of melancholia.

  • A good deal of the talk about autointoxication is just talk.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • He imagines himself the victim of autointoxication, afflicted with paralysis of the colon or dearth of intestinal secretions.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • While autointoxication may not be the primary cause of eczema, it augments all zymotic conditions.

  • Whether there is a poisoning of the organism, an autointoxication, in such a condition is not a settled matter.

    The Nervous Housewife Abraham Myerson
  • It is evident that eczema may arise from local irritation to the skin or from an autointoxication.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for autointoxication


self-poisoning caused by absorption of toxic products originating within the body Also called autotoxaemia
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autointoxication in Medicine

autointoxication au·to·in·tox·i·ca·tion (ô'tō-ĭn-tŏk'sĭ-kā'shən)
Self-poisoning resulting from the absorption of waste products of metabolism, decomposed intestinal matter, or other toxins produced within the body. Also called endogenic toxicosis.

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