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cadmium poisoningA condition associated with industrial exposure; cadmium poisoning occurred in Japan due to contamination of drinking water by mining runoffs, resulting in itai-itai (“ouch-ouch”) disease, possibly hypertension.
Renal tubule disfunction (aminoaciduria), glucosuria, hyperphosphatemia, hepatic fibrosis, emphysema and COPD, osteomalacia accompanied by bone pain.
40 µg/day, primarily from food.
Total body burden
± 30 mg.
Gastrointestinal tract 5%; lungs 80%.
Serum in tan top tube.
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cadmium poisoningToxicology A condition associated with industrial exposure to cadmium Clinical renal tubule disfunction–aminoaciduria, glucosuria, hyperphosphatemia, hepatic fibrosis, emphysema and COPD, osteomalacia accompanied by bone pain. See Cadmium, Itai-itai disease, Toxic metal.
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