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Glossary for Chemical poisoning -- Ethylene Glycol

  • Alcohol use: Use of alcohol (as a symptom)
  • Chemical-related conditions: Medical conditions related to chemicals and toxin exposures.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Cranial nerve palsies: cranial nerve being affected due to a space occupying lesions.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Ethylene glycol poisoning: Excessive ingestion of ethylene glycol. Ethylene glycol can be found in antifreeze.
  • Incoordination: lack of coordination, especially of normal voluntary and harmonious control of muscular movement
  • Kidney failure: Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste
  • Metabolic acidosis: Metabolic acidosis is a process which if unchecked leads to acidemia (i.e. blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of H+ by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3-) in the kidney.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Work-related conditions: Medical conditions related to a person's work or occupation, such as workplace chemical exposures.

 

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