Definition of cinchonism in English:
Poisoning due to excessive ingestion of cinchona alkaloids.
- I gave it as my opinion that the man was suffering from chronic cinchonism, or quinin poisoning.
- Mild cinchonism consists of ringing in the ears, headache, nausea and disturbed vision.
- Patients return to hospital deaf from cinchonism, ill with fever, and showing parasites in their peripheral blood.
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