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Methanol intoxication

  • Definition

    Methanol intoxication is poisoning caused by ingestion of methanol (often called wood alcohol). Methanol poisoning produces a profound metabolic acidosis that can cause blindness and can destroy the kidneys and other organs.

    (See methanol overdose and acidosis.)


    Alternative Names

    Intoxication - methanol


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