thallium poisoning


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thal·li·um poi·son·ing

a condition characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, leg pains, and severe sensorimotor polyneuropathy; about 3 weeks after poisoning, temporary extensive loss of hair typically occurs; usually occurs after accidental ingestion of a rodenticide.

thal·li·um poi·son·ing

(thalē-ŭm poyzŏn-ing)
Condition characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, leg pains, and severe sensorimotor polyneuropathy; about 3 weeks after poisoning, temporary extensive loss of hair typically occurs; usually occurs after accidental ingestion of a rodenticide.
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