metaldehyde(redirected from metaldehyde poisoning)
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A polymer of acetaldehyde.
[meta- + aldehyde]
a common molluscicide; its formulation in a bran base, especially pellets, makes it a positive risk for all animal species and a very serious threat to all urban dogs.
clinical signs include tremor, incoordination, salivation, dyspnea, unconsciousness and death due to respiratory failure.