- poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion.
Origin of autointoxication
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Autointoxication is said to play a prominent rle in the causation of melancholia.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
A good deal of the talk about autointoxication is just talk.
He imagines himself the victim of autointoxication, afflicted with paralysis of the colon or dearth of intestinal secretions.
While autointoxication may not be the primary cause of eczema, it augments all zymotic conditions.Encyclopedia of Diet, Vol. 4 (of 5)
Whether there is a poisoning of the organism, an autointoxication, in such a condition is not a settled matter.The Nervous Housewife
- self-poisoning caused by absorption of toxic products originating within the bodyAlso called: autotoxaemia
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- Self-poisoning resulting from the absorption of waste products of metabolism, decomposed intestinal matter, or other toxins produced within the body.endogenic toxicosis
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