from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See autointoxication.
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- n. Alternative form of autotoxaemia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as auto-intoxication.
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The patient is suffering from autointoxication or autotoxemia.
We might go much further and yet be sure of our position, and maintain that it is this national autotoxemia, this scourge of womanhood, that is to a great extent responsible for the characteristic American "vice of neurasthenia," and of the domestic infelicity and unhappiness which are so common in the large cities of this country.
If we add to the intestinal autotoxemia of constipation, the tendency to, or vice of, indiscriminate eating and drinking -- of which the American people are particularly guilty -- we would be on firmer ground.
Those were the years when he had many troubles: insomnia, neuralgia, and especially a trouble he called malaria, but which was largely autotoxemia.