bromism


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bromism

[′brō‚miz·əm]
(medicine)
A disease state produced by prolonged usage or overdosage of bromide compounds.
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Unlike SAD, bromism, or chronic bromide poisoning, was a known and common disorder in MacDowell's day.
Pinfold himself asks why, if the voices were all in his head, the fruit of bromism, their attacks were not more devastating: "I mean to say, if I wanted to draw up an indictment of myself, I could make a far blacker and more plausible case" (Ordeal 229).
Severe bromism should be suspected if the direct method of measuring serum chloride yields values significantly above the normal range.
(1) To be discussed later, in cases of increased mobilization of bromide from storage sites by orthoiodosupplementation and elevated serum bromide levels high enough to cause bromism, the administration of sodium chloride (6-10 g/day) increases the renal clearance of bromide by as much as 10 times and minimizes the side effects of bromism.
(8,9) Mild bromism may have been the cause of the oxidative damage to the iodine transport system and the side effects to orthoiodosupplementation.
Torii, et al (38) tested an organic bromine compound, isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with bromism. In cats, this organic bromine induced REM sleep.