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djenkol poisoning


Definition: poisoning believed to result from eating excessive amounts of a bean, Pitecolobium lobatum; symptoms are pain in the renal region, dysuria, and later anuria; the djenkol bean has a high vitamin B content and thereby is used for food in Indonesia despite its toxic qualities.

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