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[mass noun] Poisoning by a toxin formed within the body itself.
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is a simple chemical, and a viable hypothesis is that autointoxication by similar molecules may cause sporadic diseases.’
- ‘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.’
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