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Definition of the noun absinthism

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  1. The condition of being poisoned by the excessive use of absinth.

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Google previewLife and Health; the National Health Magazine (1913)

Absinthism is a great and, unfortunately, a growing evil in France. There is every reason to believe that the increasing use of this terrible poison is one of the most important factors that to-day is helping to lower the birth-rate and depopulate ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1900)

by Chalmers Watson

See Absinthism, Alcoholism, Hypnotics, Mor- phinomania (including Cocaine). Dublni's Disease. See Chorea. Dumbn ess . See Deaf-mutism. Duodenum. See also Stomach, Intestine. Affections of the duodenum are of great interest both from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

Absinthism. and. Hallucinations. The term absinthism is indebted to the French noun absinthe, which in turn derives from the Greek noun apsinthion (wormwood ). It has various connotations, referring either to the habitual ingestion of absinth or ...

Google previewMacfadden's Encyclopedia of physical culture (1912)

by Bernarr Macfadden

Absinthism (see Drug Habits). Acetanilid Poisoning, 2267. Aching Feet, 2823.

Google previewA dictionary of domestic medicine and household surgery. Revised (1866)

by Spencer Thomson

its effects are thus described : — Absinthism. According to Dr Emile Decaisne, the consumption of absinth has of late years increased to an enormous ...

Google previewA Pocket Medical Dictionary (1911)

Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the Principal Words Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences ... by George Milbry Gould

ACAPNIA Absinthism, absinth! -ism. A disease showing mental deterioration and muscular debility, due to the excessive use of absinthe. Absinth'ium. Wormwood, the leaves and tops of Artemisia absinthium; cardiac stimulant and stomachic ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

absinthism ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

Editor in Chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, George Edwin Rines ... Associate and Advisory Editors ... Simon Newcomb ... James E. Creighton ... Robert S. Woodward

Absinthism, in the main, is characterized by a greater amount of affection of the brain than is simple alcoholism. The action of the volatile oils is to heighten cerebral excitement, and absinthe-mania is a frequent result of this form of intoxication.

Google previewThe Student's Medical Dictionary (1904)

Including All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions; Based on Recent Medical Literature by George Milbry Gould

Absinthism ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1913)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

Absinthism, caused by excess in absinthe, is common in France. The symptoms are distinct from those of alcoholic poisoning. Absinthe seems to act directly through the higher nerve - centres, nervous symptoms being the most prominent ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3S1I1N1T1H4I1S1M3

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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