thallotoxicosis


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thal·lo·tox·i·co·sis

(thal'ō-tok'si-kō'sis),
Poisoning by thallium; marked by stomatitis, gastroenteritis, peripheral and retrobulbar neuritis, endocrine disorders, and alopecia.
[thallium + G. toxikon, poison, + -osis, condition]

thal·lo·tox·i·co·sis

(thal'ō-tok'si-kō'sis)
Poisoning by thallium; marked by stomatitis, gastroenteritis, peripheral and retrobulbar neuritis, endocrine disorders, and alopecia.
[thallium + G. toxikon, poison, + -osis, condition]

thallotoxicosis

thallium salts, especially the acetate and sulfate which have been used as rat baits, are very poisonous. Acute poisoning is manifested by severe abdominal pain, vomiting and hemorrhagic gastritis. Chronic poisoning causes characteristic hyperkeratosis and alopecia, plus tremors and convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea and respiratory difficulty.