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acid poisoning

a toxic condition caused by the ingestion of a toxic acid agent such as hydrochloric, nitric, phosphoric, or sulfuric acid, some of which are ingredients in common household cleaning compounds. Compare alkali poisoning.

acid poisoning

Poisoning caused by ingestion of a toxic acid.

First Aid

Dilute with large volumes of water. Give demulcents and morphine for pain. Treat as a chemical burn.


The use of emetics and stomach tubes is contraindicated.
See also: poisoning
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