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[broh-miz-uh m]
noun Pathology.
  1. a condition due to excessive use of bromides and characterized by skin eruptions.
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Also bro·min·ism [broh-muh-niz-uh m] /ˈbroʊ məˌnɪz əm/.

Origin of bromism

First recorded in 1865–70; brom(ide) + -ism
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US brominism

  1. poisoning caused by the excessive intake of bromine or compounds containing bromine
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bromism in Medicine


  1. Chronic bromide poisoning, characterized by headache, drowsiness, confusion, occasionally violent delirium, muscular weakness, cardiac depression, acneform eruption, foul breath, anorexia, and gastric distress.
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