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autointoxication

Pronunciation: aw′tō-in-toks′i-kā′shŭn

Definition: A disorder resulting from absorption of the waste products of metabolism, decomposed matter from the intestine, or the products of dead and infected tissue, as in gangrene.

Synonym(s): autotoxicosis, endogenic toxicosis, enterotoxication, enterotoxism, intestinal intoxication, self-poisoning

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