Definition of Cinchonism

1. n. A condition produced by the excessive or long-continued use of quinine, and marked by deafness, roaring in the ears, vertigo, etc.



Definition of Cinchonism

1. Noun. A pathological condition in humans caused by an overdose of quinine or its natural source, cinchona bark. ¹

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Definition of Cinchonism

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Medical Definition of Cinchonism

1. Poisoning by cinchona, quinine, or quinidine; characterised by tinnitus, headache, deafness, and occasionally, anaphylactoid shock. Synonym: quininism. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cinchonism

cinchocaine
cinchocaines
cinchol
cinchona
cinchona alkaloids
cinchona bark
cinchona tree
cinchonaceous
cinchonas
cinchonic
cinchonidia
cinchonidine
cinchonine
cinchonines
cinchoninium
cinchonism (current term)
cinchonisms
cinchophen
cincinnus
cinclisis
cinct
cincture
cincture sensation
cinctured
cinctures
cincturing
cinder
cinder block
cinder blocks
cinder cone

Literary usage of Cinchonism

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1. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1853)
"In the majority of the cases, cinchonism established a permanent convalescence within forty-eight hours. 2ndly. In the cases where the typhoid character was ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1853)
"In all cases where the complication was well established—whether pneumonia, ulceration of the bowels, or cerebral congestion—cinchonism produced very little ..."

3. A Text book of alkaloidal practice by William Francis Waugh, Wallace C. Abbott (1907)
"Treatment:—Quinine has proved useful; begin with small doses and continue until cinchonism results. Solanine would probably prove useful. ..."

4. Charleston Medical Journal and Review (1848)
"cinchonism is capable of superseding and suppressing that excited rendition of the circulation and animal heat known as fever, except when depending on ..."

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