antimony poisoning


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Related to antimony poisoning: Arsenic poisoning, bismuth poisoning

antimony poisoning

Poisoning caused by ingestion of antimony. Symptoms include an acrid metallic taste, cardiac failure, sweating, and vomiting about 30 min after ingestion. In large doses it causes irritation of the lining of the alimentary tract, resembling arsenic poisoning.

First Aid

British antilewisite can be used as an antidote.

See also: poisoning