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strychninism

[ strik-ni-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈstrɪk nɪˌnɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.

a condition induced by an overdose or by excessive use of strychnine.

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Origin of strychninism

First recorded in 1855–60; strychnine + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for strychninism

strychninism
/ (ˈstrɪknɪˌnɪzəm) /

noun

pathol poisoning caused by the excessive or prolonged use of strychnine
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Medical definitions for strychninism

strychninism
[ strĭknī-nĭz′əm, -nĭ-, -nē- ]

n.

Chronic strychnine poisoning, characterized by tremors and twitching, progressing to severe convulsions and respiratory arrest.
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