Definition of Lathyrism

1. Noun. A neurological disease of humans and domestic animals, caused by eating certain legumes of the genus ''Lathyrus'' and characterised by paralysis and emaciation. ¹



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Definition of Lathyrism

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Medical Definition of Lathyrism

1. Disorder of collagen cross linking as a result of copper sequestration by nitriles. (Lysyl oxidase is a copper containing metalloenzyme). In animals, caused by eating toxic plants of genus Lathyris. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lathyrism

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lathes
lathework
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lathier
lathiest
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lathis
lathlike
lathosterol delta-5-dehydrogenase
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lathyrism (current term)
lathyrisms
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lathyrogen
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latibulize
latibulized
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laticifer
laticiferous
laticifers
laticlave
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Literary usage of Lathyrism

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1. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"In more recent times we have reports of large numbers being attacked by lathyrism from some districts of France (Département Loire et Cher), ..."

2. Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1917)
"The name lathyrism has been given to a disease supposed to be connected with the use ... It is yet uncertain whether lathyrism is a deficiency disease like ..."

3. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1907)
"lathyrism is a chronic intoxication characterized by spastic paralysis of the ... lathyrism is due to the use of different varieties of lathyrus as foods; ..."

4. Vincent d'Indy, sa vie et son �uvre by Milton Joseph Rosenau, Louis Borgex (1913)
"lathyrism.—lathyrism or vetch poisoning is a rather rare condition met with in some parts of Europe, notably Austria and Italy, in northern Africa, ..."

5. The Treatment of Disease: A Manual of Practical Medicine by Reynold Webb Wilcox (1907)
"... if possible, the thickening and stiffening of the skin, and the itching may be relieved by the application of various antipruritics. lathyrism ..."

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