- a toxic condition produced by ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption of lead or lead compounds, resulting in various dose-related symptoms including anemia, nausea, muscle weakness, confusion, blindness, and coma.
- Also called plumbism, saturnism. this condition occurring in adults whose work involves contact with lead products.
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Lead-poisoning was new, to them—something they could take hold of.'The Convert|Elizabeth Robins
It matters not so very much, except to the angler, if the river does suffer from lead-poisoning.
In that fatal year I had my first attack of authors' lead-poisoning, and I have never got quite rid of it from that day to this.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The physician should, however, bear in mind possibilities of lead-poisoning in some obscure cases which he will meet.
After the articles of lead have been in use several months, the danger of lead-poisoning diminishes.A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene|Joseph Chrisman Hutchison