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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.
Poisoning caused by ingestion of a toxic acid.
Dilute with large volumes of water. Give demulcents and morphine for pain. Treat as a chemical burn.
CAUTION!The use of emetics and stomach tubes is contraindicated.
See also: poisoning