irritant poison

irritant poison

Etymology: L, irritare, to tease, potio, drink
any of a large number of toxic substances in the environment that can cause pain in the digestive tract, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and urinary tract disorders. Some irritant chemicals are industrial gases, such as ammonia, chlorine, phosgene, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and nitrogen dioxide, which may leak into the atmosphere.
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After all the evidence was heard, the coroner concluded that the cause of death was an irritant poison, but ruled there was nothing to show it got into Horace's system by any particular food, namely bacon.
It is regarded as a contact irritant poison, cardiotoxic and neurotoxic.
When DrAlexander Barron carried out the post-mortem, he declared Maybrick had died due to the acute inflammation of the stomach, caused by an irritant poison.
It must know it is not in its interest to have an historical irritant poison important neighborly partnerships.