Cinchona vs Cinchonism - What's the difference?

cinchona | cinchonism |


As a proper noun cinchona

is .

As a noun cinchonism is

a pathological condition in humans caused by an overdose of quinine or its natural source, cinchona bark.

cinchona

Alternative forms

* chinchona, chincona

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of several South American trees, of the genus Cinchona , cultivated for its medicinal bark.
  • * 2001': German chemists were the first to isolate pure drug chemicals from herbal medicines, with the isolation of morphine from crude opium in 1803 and quinine from the bark of the '''cinchona tree in 1820. — Leslie Iversen, ''Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 8)
  • The bark of these trees, that yields quinine alkaloids used to treat malaria.
  • cinchonism

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia cinchonism)
  • A pathological condition in humans caused by an overdose of quinine or its natural source, cinchona bark.
  • Synonyms

    * quinism, quininism