One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Poisoning due to excessive ingestion of cinchona alkaloids.
- ‘Evidence of cinchonism, such as tinnitus, may occur occasionally in patients receiving 260-520 mg of quinine sulfate daily.’
- ‘Patients return to hospital deaf from cinchonism, ill with fever, and showing parasites in their peripheral blood.’
- ‘Some patients are hypersensitive to quinine and even small doses may give rise to cinchonism.’
- ‘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.’
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