poisoning caused by an overdose of cinchona or the alkaloids quinine, quinidine, or cinchonine derived from it. The symptoms are commonly ringing noises in the ears, dizziness, blurring of vision (and sometimes complete blindness), rashes, fever, and low blood pressure. Treatment with diuretics increases the rate of excretion of the toxic compounds from the body.

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  • Cinchonism — Classification and external resources ICD 10 T37.2 ICD 9 386.9 …   Wikipedia

  • Cinchonism — Cin cho*nism, n. [From {Cinchona}.] (Med.) A condition produced by the excessive or long continued use of quinine, and marked by deafness, roaring in the ears, vertigo, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cinchonism — [sin′kə niz΄əm, siŋ′kə niz΄əm] n. a pathological condition resulting from a reaction to or an excessive use of cinchona bark or any of its derivatives, as quinine: it is characterized by headache, ringing in the ears, deafness, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cinchonism — noun Date: 1857 a disorder due to excessive or prolonged use of cinchona or its alkaloids and marked by temporary deafness, ringing in the ears, headache, dizziness, and rash …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cinchonism — /sing keuh niz euhm, sin /, n. Pathol. poisoning by any of the cinchona alkaloids, characterized by headache, deafness, and ringing in the ears. [1855 60; CINCHON(A) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • cinchonism — Poisoning by cinchona, quinine, or quinidine; characterized by tinnitus, headache, deafness, and occasionally, anaphylactoid shock. SYN: quininism. * * * cin·cho·nism siŋ kə .niz əm, sin chə …   Medical dictionary

  • cinchonism — n. poisoning caused by any of the cinchona alkaloids …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cinchonism — cin·cho·nism …   English syllables

  • cinchonism — /ˈsɪŋkənɪzəm/ (say singkuhnizuhm) noun poisoning from cinchona or its alkaloids …  

  • cinchonism — ˈsiŋkəˌnizəm, ˈsin noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cinchon (from New Latin Cinchona) + ism : a condition either produced by excessive or long continued use of or activated by sensitivity t …   Useful english dictionary

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