bromism

bromism

[broh-miz-uhm]
noun Pathology.
a condition due to excessive use of bromides and characterized by skin eruptions.
Also, brominism [broh-muh-niz-uhm] .


Origin:
1865–70; brom(ide) + -ism

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bromism or (US) brominism (ˈbrəʊˌmɪzəm)
 
n
poisoning caused by the excessive intake of bromine or compounds containing bromine
 
brominism or (US) brominism
 
n

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bromism bro·mism (brō'mĭz'əm) or bro·min·ism (brō'mə-nĭz'əm)
n.
Chronic bromide poisoning, characterized by headache, drowsiness, confusion, occasionally violent delirium, muscular weakness, cardiac depression, acneform eruption, foul breath, anorexia, and gastric distress.

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