strychninism

[strik-ni-niz-uh m]

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. struwwelpeter,
  2. strychnia,
  3. strychnic,
  4. strychnina,
  5. strychnine,
  6. stryker frame,
  7. strymon,
  8. strümpell's disease,
  9. strümpell-marie disease,
  10. strümpell-westphal disease

Origin of strychninism

First recorded in 1855–60; strychnine + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for strychninism

strychninism

noun

pathol poisoning caused by the excessive or prolonged use of strychnine
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Medicine 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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