autointoxication


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au·to·in·tox·i·ca·tion

(aw'tō-in-toks'i-kā'shŭn),
A disorder resulting from absorption of the waste products of metabolism, decomposed matter from the intestine, or the products of dead and infected tissue, as in gangrene.

autointoxication

(ô′tō-ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kā′shən)
n.
Self-poisoning caused by endogenous microorganisms, metabolic wastes, or other toxins produced within the body. Also called autotoxemia.

autointoxication

A theory of uncertain validity advanced by VE Irons and others, which holds that many diseases are caused by chronic poisoning due to intestinal stasis, putrefaction within the intestine and absorption of toxins.

au·to·in·tox·i·ca·tion

(aw'tō-in-toks-i-kā'shŭn)
A disorder resulting from absorption of the waste products of metabolism, decomposed matter from the intestine, or the products of dead and infected tissue, as in gangrene.
Synonym(s): endogenic toxicosis.

autointoxication

Poisoning by substances produced in the body either as a result of infection, or from damaged tissue or the products of abnormal metabolic processes.
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Undigested food and metabolic waste buildup lead to autointoxication and set the stage for disease.
His evidence for how thoroughly autointoxication was integrated into the health outlook of the vast majority is intriguing, but less convincing.
At the turn of the 20th century, that label was autointoxication. Today, it is multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS).
Gots, Medical Hypothesis and medical Practice: Autointoxication and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Regulatory Toxicol.
"Autointoxication" is the hoary myth that the colon contains all sorts of poisons that should be removed occasionally by such often disastrous practices as fasting, overuse of laxatives, and the bizarre use of colonic irrigation.
The military's autointoxication with its own propaganda secretions is part of a larger pathology in the national culture, particularly the management culture.
Study on the autointoxication of aquatic extracts from different parts of Coptis chinensis.
Corporation rules did not allow such sloppy autointoxication. If found out, she'd receive immediate and severe punishment: jail, or continuous EST, or Traffic School.
Known clinically as neurasthenia, nervous bankruptcy was thought to result from depletion of nerve force stemming from such varied causes as overwork, sexual excess, autointoxication (primarily overindulgence in food, drink, and tobacco), mental strain, loss of loved ones, and faulty heredity, all of which crippled the patient's will.
As I explain, chronic constipation is responsible for a number of symptoms, organic disorders, and even disease from toxemia and autointoxication, which for Naturopaths may be seen as the prime cause of disease.