Definition of autointoxication in English:

autointoxication

noun

Medicine
  • Poisoning by a toxin formed within the body itself.

    ‘If the liver is overworked or not functioning properly, it can't convert toxins into waste matter for elimination, and you can end up literally poisoning yourself - a process called autointoxication.’
    • ‘It is a simple chemical, and a viable hypothesis is that autointoxication by similar molecules may cause sporadic diseases.’
    • ‘Not the least intimidating of the cures for autointoxication was surgery, colectomy to be precise.’
    • ‘Upon her arrival, she is diagnosed as having ‘an acute case of autointoxication and neurasthenia, brought on by the loss of a child.’’
    • ‘The concept of autointoxication gains support from several case studies suggesting hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are effective in the treatment of psoriasis.’

Pronunciation

autointoxication

/ˌôdōənˌtäksəˈkāSH(ə)n/ /ˌɔdoʊənˌtɑksəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/