American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Self-poisoning caused by endogenous microorganisms, metabolic wastes, or other toxins produced within the body. Also called autotoxemia.
- auto- + intoxication (Wiktionary)
“Injurious substances which result from the fermentation would be absorbed, causing what is known as autointoxication, complicated with constipation.”
“He is poisoned by his retained excretions, suffering from what is called autointoxication or self-poisoning.”
“Death comes of autointoxication, which is slow and painful. ”
“The term "autointoxication" should properly be restricted to conditions where poison arises from changes in the tissues or in the activities of cells or organs, whereby substances are released into the circulation in quantities harmful to the organism; in other words, where the secretions of the body are altered, either in character or quantity, to such a degree as to cause injurious effects, such as overactivity or underactivity of the thyroid gland, or suprarenal gland.”
“She was suffering from “autointoxication,” which leads to crazy behavior.”
“If you want to eliminate morphine-like molecules that poison your brain, if you want to eliminate the possibility of “autointoxication,” if you want to reduce the inflammation in your gut that is setting your brain on fire, the solution is simple: eliminate the dietary and environmental factors that are traumatizing your gut and feed it what it needs so you can live in harmony with it.”
“Winning an election can create autointoxication among a president and his top aides.”
“But I think in an age of excessive governmental memoranda, autointoxication and blather, they are worth a thousand staged pictures of violence and a million political words.”
“The waste material accumulates and saturates the tissues, which causes autointoxication.”
“The answer would be yes, since itworks by cleansing the intestinal tract and reducing autointoxication.”
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