autointoxication


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au·to·in·tox·i·ca·tion

(aw'tō-in-toks'i-kā'shŭn),
A disorder resulting from absorption of the waste products of metabolism, decomposed matter from the intestine, or the products of dead and infected tissue, as in gangrene.

autointoxication

(ô′tō-ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kā′shən)
n.
Self-poisoning caused by endogenous microorganisms, metabolic wastes, or other toxins produced within the body. Also called autotoxemia.

autointoxication

[-intok′sikā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, autos + L, in; Gk, toxikon, poison
a condition of poisoning by substances generated by one's own body, as by toxins resulting from a metabolic disorder.

autointoxication

A theory of uncertain validity advanced by VE Irons and others, which holds that many diseases are caused by chronic poisoning due to intestinal stasis, putrefaction within the intestine and absorption of toxins.

au·to·in·tox·i·ca·tion

(aw'tō-in-toks-i-kā'shŭn)
A disorder resulting from absorption of the waste products of metabolism, decomposed matter from the intestine, or the products of dead and infected tissue, as in gangrene.
Synonym(s): endogenic toxicosis.

autointoxication

Poisoning by substances produced in the body either as a result of infection, or from damaged tissue or the products of abnormal metabolic processes.

autointoxication,

n disease caused by the accrual of contaminants produced inside the living organism.

autointoxication

poisoning by toxins formed within the body. In dogs it has been associated with changes and indiscretion in diet.
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Nonetheless there is a recurrent assertion that the concept of autointoxication, bodily pollution and degeneration caused by retained feces, first proposed by leading medical practitioners, has remained fundamental in popular thinking and pharmaceutical advertising despite being discredited in scientific circles.
To cure autointoxication, the bowels had to be cleansed.
Satel admits, that in the past considerable abuses were committed in the name of psychiatry, but to suggest that therefore psychotics should be left to their delusions and hallucinations is a little like suggesting that no abdominal surgery should be performed because Sir William Arbuthnot Lane, an eminent British surgeon at the turn of the century, used to perform colectomies on the rich to rid them of the autointoxication that he claimed was ruining their health.