Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
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.
British antilewisite can be used as an antidote.
See also: poisoning
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners