from The Century Dictionary.

  • Self-poisoning; of or pertaining to the action of autocytotoxins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Pertaining to, or causing, autotoxæmia.


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  • Chronic nephritis, as well as acute diabetes and Addison's disease are thought by Ziehen to produce certain chronic forms of mental defect which he terms autotoxic dementia, but he regards most of these cases as really cases of arteriosclerotic dementia.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology 1916

  • If we compare the accounts in the literature of the two conditions here in question, namely, nephritis and phthisis, we must be convinced, that aside from so-called autotoxic phenomena, renal disorder seems to be marked by a tendency to depressive emotions but that phthisis shows not only depressive emotion but also euphoric and hyperkinetic phenomena.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology 1916

  • The penalty of unmerited food had produced an autotoxic anaemia, and she was pale and weepy, easily fatigued, sleeping poorly, with the boggy thyroid and overactive tendon reflexes so common in subacidosis.

    Our Nervous Friends — Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness Robert S. Carroll

  • Ballet holds that all the various psychopathic disorders resulting from Bright's disease are autotoxic.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology 1916


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