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Glossary for Aristolochic Acid poisoning

  • Balsam apple poisoning: The Balsam apple is a climbing vine which produces yellowish fruit. The fruit contains toxins - resin, saponic glycoside and alkaloids - which can cause various symptoms if eaten. Large amounts of the fruit or seeds to be consumed to cause toxicity. The leaves of the plant may be cooked, drained and eaten safely.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • High blood pressure: High blood pressure
  • 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.
  • Plant-related conditions: Medical conditions related to biological plants.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Rapid heart beat: Excessively rapid heart beat.
  • Urinary symptoms: Symptoms affecting urination or related organs.

 

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