plumbism


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plumbism

[′pləm·biz·əm]
(medicine)
Lead poisoning.
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Although the Queensland experience seems incontrovertible, attempts to confirm that childhood plumbism leads to adult renal insufficiency in other parts of the world have been unsuccessful; the difference may lie in the degree of childhood lead exposure or factors influencing the subsequent mobilization of lead from bone.
Knowledge of diagnosis and reproductive history among survivors of childhood plumbism.
45) Lead intoxication, or plumbism, is a rare consequence of retained intra-articular bullets.
Blackfan reversed his judgment and asserted that reports of child plumbism were uncommon only because pediatricians were not looking for it.
Lead, combined with antimony, copper, arsenic, and tin in type, can produce plumbism or "printers' colic," an antecedent to tuberculosis.
Peripheral nervous system findings in plumbism may include wrist and foot drop especially in adults.
Indeed, a new disease paradigm did draw attention to plumbism.
Weather permitting, skilled painters preferred outside jobs, because they knew the fresh air reduced their chances of contracting "painter's colic"--a common name for the gastrointestinal form of plumbism.