toxemia

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(tok-sē′mē-ă )

[toxi- + -emia]
Distribution throughout the body of poisonous products of bacteria growing in a focal or local site, thus producing generalized symptoms.

SYMPTOMS
The condition is marked by fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and symptoms of shock. In tetanus, the nervous system is esp. affected; in diphtheria, nerves and muscles are affected.

toxemic (-mĭk ), adj.

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