Definition of Lead colic

1. Noun. Symptom of chronic lead poisoning and associated with obstinate constipation.

Exact synonyms: Painter's Colic
Generic synonyms: Colic, Gripes, Griping, Intestinal Colic



Medical Definition of Lead colic

1. Severe colicky abdominal pain, with constipation, symptomatic of lead poisoning. Synonym: Devonshire colic, painter's colic, Poitou colic, saturnine colic. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lead Colic

lead-in
lead-off
lead-out
lead-outs
lead-pipe cinch
lead-pipe rigidity
lead acetate
lead anaemia
lead arsenate
lead astray
lead bank
lead by the nose
lead carbonate
lead character
lead chromate
lead colic (current term)
lead dog
lead down a garden path
lead encephalitis
lead encephalopathy
lead fiddle
lead gout
lead guitar
lead guitars
lead hopping
lead hydride
lead hydroxide stain
lead line
lead monoxide

Literary usage of Lead colic

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The most important are simple or flatulent colic and lead colic. The former of these commonly arises from the presence in the alimentary canal of some ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"... in lead colic.—Dr. SWETT called the attention of the New York Medical and Surgical Society (Sept. 18, 1852) to a point in practice, which he brought ..."

3. The Lancet (1842)
"Caute of the Attack, — With respect to the cause of these symptoms, and whether, in fact, tin' man laboured under lead colic and palsy or not, ..."

4. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1883)
"Lastly, lead- colic is the most striking instance of a nervous affection ... The lead, whose absorption into the body causes lead-colic—one symptom of lead ..."

5. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1855)
"... with that which it exerts upon the muscular coat of the bowels, which may be considered, in the lead colic, as in a state of partial paralysis. ..."

6. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1878)
"Lastly, lead- colic is the most striking instance of a nervous affection ... The lead, whose absorption into the body causes lead-colic—one symptom of lead ..."

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