Cinchonism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cinchonism (Med) A condition produced by the excessive or long-continued use of quinine, and marked by deafness, roaring in the ears, vertigo, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cinchonism In pathology, a disturbed condition of the system, characterized by excessive buzzing in the ears, the result of overdoses of cinchona or quinine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cinchonism a morbid state due to overdoses of cinchona or quinine
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Cinchona
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Said to be so named from the Countess of Chinchon, who was cured of a fever by it in 1638.

Usage

In literature:

No time should be lost in securing cinchonism.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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