Definition of cinchonism in English:



  • Poisoning due to excessive ingestion of cinchona alkaloids.

    • ‘Some patients are hypersensitive to quinine and even small doses may give rise to cinchonism.’
    • ‘Patients return to hospital deaf from cinchonism, ill with fever, and showing parasites in their peripheral blood.’
    • ‘Evidence of cinchonism, such as tinnitus, may occur occasionally in patients receiving 260-520 mg of quinine sulfate daily.’
    • ‘I gave it as my opinion that the man was suffering from chronic cinchonism, or quinin poisoning.’
    • ‘Mild cinchonism consists of ringing in the ears, headache, nausea and disturbed vision.’