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lead poisoning

[ led ]
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noun
Pathology.
  1. 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.
  2. Also called plumbism, saturnism. this condition occurring in adults whose work involves contact with lead products.
Slang. death or injury inflicted by a bullet or shot.
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Origin of lead poisoning

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for lead poisoning

lead poisoning
/ (lɛd) /

noun
Also called: plumbism, saturnism acute or chronic poisoning by lead or its salts, characterized by abdominal pain, vomiting, convulsions, and coma
US slang death or injury resulting from being shot with bullets
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Medical definitions for lead poisoning

lead poisoning
[ lĕd ]

n.
Acute or chronic poisoning by lead or any of its salts, with the acute form marked by gastroenteritis and encephalopathy and the chronic form characterized by anemia and damage to the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system.saturnism
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