The etymological origin of the term intoxication is found in Latin. Specifically, we can indicate that it is the result of adding three lexical components of said language, such as the following:
-The prefix “in-”, which means “to be inside”.
-The word “toxicum”, which can be translated as “poisonous” or “toxic”.
-The suffix “-cion”, which is used to indicate “action and effect”.
Poisoning is he act and consequence of intoxicating: cause damage or disorder through something toxic. Toxic substances, meanwhile, contain some type of poison.
Among the words that can function as synonyms for intoxication, we must highlight some such as perversion, poisoning, harm, vice or poisoning. On the contrary, among its antonyms we have to highlight detoxification.
In this way, intoxication is called the result of ingesting or being exposed to a toxic element. The intoxicated person can suffer multiple inconveniences and, in extreme situations, even lose the life.
There are different types of poisonings. In some cases, the poisoning is accidental: the subject consumes or comes into contact with the poison without realizing it or by chance. There are also the voluntary poisonings, when the individual chooses to ingest the substance to alter their state of consciousness or provoke the death.
The carbon monoxide poisoning, for example, it develops when said gas enters the body. When a stove does not burn properly and its ventilation system does not work well, it produces carbon monoxide that remains in the environment. If a person inhales this odorless gas, they will suffer an intoxication capable of causing death.
The arsenic poisoning, on the other hand, arises by action of this chemical element. Arsenic is used for different purposes in various industries: to make herbicides, to smelter copper, etc.
The plant poisoning (which usually occurs when toxic plants are consumed when their characteristics are unknown), the alcohol poisoning (caused by excessive intake of alcohol) and the food poisoning (usually generated by the presence of parasites or bacteria in food) are among the most frequent and require different treatments depending on their characteristics.
We have to expose food poisoning that it manifests itself through symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, liquid diarrhea, fever and even pain. As a rule, such poisoning does not require medical attention and goes away on its own.
However, there are cases in which it is necessary to go to a health center or even to the hospital. Specifically, it is necessary to put yourself in the hands of a medical professional if vomiting or stool has blood, if the pain or cramps are very strong, if the person feels muscle weakness and has blurred vision and even if he shows clear symptoms of dehydration.
The people who can suffer the most from a food poisoning problem are pregnant women, minors, those who have a chronic disease and even older adults. All of them are part of what is called risk groups.