selenosis


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selenosis

(sĕl′ə-nō′sĭs)
n.
Poisoning, especially of livestock, caused by ingesting selenium found in some plants, in the soil, or in some microorganisms.

selenosis

Selenium poisoning.

selenosis

see selenium poisoning.
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Environmental Protection Agency 2002) are based mostly on reports of chronic selenosis in a Chinese population with excessive Se exposure, resulting from high Se in crops fertilized with coal ash highly rich in Se (Yang et al.
2004) pointed out that there are no recorded signs of selenosis in Greenland populations and that their high Se intake may be tolerated at higher levels.
In contrast, an analysis of Se in human milk collected in the region in China where human selenosis is endemic (Enshi area) showed a level of 283 ng Se/mL milk (44).