Selenoplexia (also called selenoplegia, selenoplege, and moonstroke), from the Greek words selene, `the moon`, and plexis, `stroke`), medical category that included apoplectic, a morbid, states or diseased conditions supposedly caused by the rays of the moon. A Dictionary of Medical Science (1895), in its discussion of the conditions of sunstr...
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selenoplexia A stroke resulting from an acute inhalation exposure to selenium (usually in the form of selenium dioxide or hydrogen selenide) which primarily results in respiratory effects with irritation of the mucous membranes in the nose and throat, producing coughing, nosebleeds, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), bronchial spasms, bronchitis, and ...
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