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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Ptomaine" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Ptomaine
An early theory on the causes of food poisoning involved ptomaines, alkaloids found in decaying animal and vegetable matter, especially putrescine and cadaverine. While some alkaloids do cause poisoning, the discovery of bacteria left the ptomaine theory obsolete. - See link

 

Ptomaine in Spanish is Intoxicación alimentaria
Una intoxicación alimentaria es la manifestación clínica de toxicidad (intoxicación) consecuente a la exposición a sustancias tóxicas vehiculizadas por los alimentos tanto sólidos como líquidos. La intoxicación ocurre tras la ingestión de alimentos que están contaminados con sustancias orgánicas o inorgánicas perjudiciales para el organismo, tales como: venenos, toxinas, agentes biológicos patógenos, metales pesados, etc. la intoxicacion alimentaria puede afectar a una persona o a un grupo de personas que hayan ingerido el mismo alimento contaminado.se presenta mas comunmente despues de consumir alimentos en comidas al aire libre, grandes reuniones sociales o restaurantes. - See link

 

More information about Ptomaine in other websites
Definition of Ptomaine in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Ptomaine in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Ptomaine - See link.
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