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Related to intoxication: Alcohol intoxication
1. stimulation, excitement, or impaired judgment caused by a chemical substance, or as if by one.
2. substance intoxication, especially that due to ingestion of alcohol (see discussion at alcoholism). Alcohol intoxication is defined legally according to a person's blood alcohol level; the definition is 0.10 per cent or more in most states in the U.S. and 0.8 per cent or more in Canada.
alcohol idiosyncratic intoxication a term previously used for marked behavioral change, usually belligerence, produced by ingestion of small amounts of alcohol that would not cause intoxication in most persons. It is now felt that there is no evidence for a distinction between this condition and any other form of alcohol intoxication.
caffeine intoxication caffeinism (def. 2).
cannabis intoxication physiological and psychological symptoms following the smoking of marijuana or hashish, including euphoria, preoccupation with auditory and visual stimuli, and apathy. Intoxication occurs almost immediately after smoking and peaks within 30 minutes.
pathological intoxication alcohol idiosyncratic i.
substance intoxication a type of substance-induced disorder, consisting of reversible, substance-specific, maladaptive behavioral or psychological changes directly resulting from the physiologic effects on the central nervous system of recent ingestion of or exposure to a drug of abuse, medication, or toxin. Specific cases are named on the basis of etiology, e.g., alcohol intoxication.
water intoxication a condition resulting from undue retention of water with decrease in sodium concentration, marked by lethargy, nausea, vomiting, and mild mental aberrations; in severe cases there may be convulsions and coma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. The administering of poison.
2. The state of being poisoned. Synonym(s): intoxication (1)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. The impaired condition caused by use of alcohol or a drug or other chemical substance: slurred speech and other signs of alcohol intoxication.
2. Poisoning by a toxic substance: spoiled silage that caused intoxication of cattle.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
1. A pathologic state induced by an exogenous or,less commonly, endogenous toxic substance.
2. Drunkenness, inebriation Toxicology Too much of a bad or, less commonly, a good thing. See Arsenic intoxication, Chromium intoxication, Iodine intoxication, Scombroid intoxication, Selenium intoxication, Toxicology, Vitamin A intoxication, Vitamin C intoxication, Vitamin D intoxication, Vitamin E intoxication, Vitamin K intoxication, Water intoxication, Zinc intoxication.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Synonym(s): poisoning.
2. Temporary acute alcoholism.
[L. in, in, + G. toxikon, poison]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
1. The action of a poison of any kind on an organism.
2. Drunkenness or alcoholic poisoning. From the Latin intoxicare , meaning to smear with poison.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
The desired mental, physical, or emotional state produced by a substance.
Mentioned in: Substance Abuse and Dependence
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