Definition of plumbism in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈplʌmbɪz(ə)m


  • technical term for lead poisoning.
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    • Occult lead poisoning is a difficult diagnosis to make in a primary care setting because the symptoms of plumbism are nonspecific.
    • Pediatric plumbism was rarely diagnosed, however, the victims of this ‘silent epidemic’ going to their graves as cases of meningitis, polio, or convulsions.
    • All patients recognized to have plumbism warrant immediate environmental intervention.

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