painter colic

painter's colic

Pathology. lead poisoning causing intense intestinal pain.

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painter's colic
pathol another name for lead colic
[C19: so called because it frequently affected people who worked with lead-based paints or similar substances]

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painter's colic paint·er's colic (pān'tərz)
Chronic intestinal pains and constipation caused by lead poisoning.

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