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iodism

[ahy-uh-diz-uh m]
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noun Pathology.
  1. poisoning caused by sensitivity to or overuse of iodine or its compounds.

Origin of iodism

First recorded in 1825–35; iod- + -ism
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Examples from the Web for iodism

Historical Examples

  • Symptoms of iodism cannot be avoided by the administration of oxyl-iodide.

    The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2

    Various

  • Other men are readily affected by very small quantities, and quickly experience the symptoms of Iodism.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • The disadvantages of iodism and nausea frequently associated with iodides never occur with Collosol Iodine.

  • The symptoms of iodism which may follow from the smaller doses usually disappear on giving a larger amount of the drug.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • If the dose is sufficiently large signs of iodism appear in the course of a week or 10 days.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture


British Dictionary definitions for iodism

iodism

noun
  1. poisoning induced by ingestion of iodine or its compounds
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iodism in Medicine

iodism

ə-dĭz′əm)
n.
  1. Poisoning by iodine, characterized by severe coryza, an acneform eruption, weakness, salivation, and foul breath.
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