A triple genus includes saltbush, quail brush, and wild spinach. Intoxication caused by the ingestion of certain species of Atriplex, a plant eaten as a green vegetable (like spinach) in China; it is marked by pain and swelling of the fingers, spreading to the forearm; bullae and ulcers form, and the fingers may become gangrenous.
[L. atriplex (-plic-), the orach, a vegetable]
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atriplicism(ă-trip′lĭ-sĭzm) [ Atriplex + -ism]
Poisoning due to eating a kind of spinach, Atriplex littoralis.
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