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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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.
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The doctor said this was the irritant poison responsible for congestion of the stomach, which a post mortem revealed as the cause of death.