acid intoxicationmedical dictionary

Poisoning by acid products (beta-oxybutyric acid, diacetic acid, or acetone) formed as a result of faulty metabolism (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes mellitus) or by acids introduced from without; marked by epigastric pain, headache, loss of appetite, constipation, restlessness, and an odour of acetone in the breath, followed by air hunger, coma, and collapse.

(05 Mar 2000)

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