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

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

Historical Examples of iodism

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

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


  • 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


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


  1. Poisoning by iodine, characterized by severe coryza, an acneform eruption, weakness, salivation, and foul breath.
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