autointoxication


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autointoxication

[¦ȯd·ō·in‚täk·sə′kā·shən]
(medicine)
Poisoning by metabolic products elaborated within the body; generally, toxemia of pathologic states.
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Historically, colon cleansing was thought to prevent autointoxication from toxins originating in the colon, but the evidence for this claim is limited.
Based on a day-by-day, in-depth study of a clinical case, it was deduced that Parkinson's disease results in autointoxication, due to damage to morphine biosynthesis.
Autointoxication is self-poisoning caused by bad bacteria, metabolic wastes and other toxins produced within the large intestine.
There is a lot of autointoxication of the intelligence that we shall have to watch" (p.
When the bowels become dysfunctional and imbalanced, autointoxication results -- the relentless release of toxins from within the body.
Nonetheless there is a recurrent assertion that the concept of autointoxication, bodily pollution and degeneration caused by retained feces, first proposed by leading medical practitioners, has remained fundamental in popular thinking and pharmaceutical advertising despite being discredited in scientific circles.
To cure autointoxication, the bowels had to be cleansed.
Satel admits, that in the past considerable abuses were committed in the name of psychiatry, but to suggest that therefore psychotics should be left to their delusions and hallucinations is a little like suggesting that no abdominal surgery should be performed because Sir William Arbuthnot Lane, an eminent British surgeon at the turn of the century, used to perform colectomies on the rich to rid them of the autointoxication that he claimed was ruining their health.