[ Bromism ]
A syndrome resulting from the prolonged consumption of the element bromine. Bromism was common when bromide-based sedatives such as potassium bromide and lithium bromide were commonly used. More recently, there have been cases allegedly associated with consumpution of [ Brominated vegetable oil, BVO ] Triglycerides that have been bonded with the element bromine. Brominated vegetable oil is used as an emulsifier in citrus-flavored soft drinks, preventing the flavouring from separating during distribution and storage. BVO has been implicated More.