Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term ingestion to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Ingestion
    • chemical - See: Table of Drugs and Chemicals, by substance, poisoning;
    • drug or medicament
      • correct substance properly administered - See: Table of Drugs and Chemicals, by drug, adverse effect;
      • overdose or wrong substance given or taken - See: Table of Drugs and Chemicals, by drug, poisoning;
    • foreign body - See: Foreign body, alimentary tract;
    • multiple drug - See: Table of Drugs and Chemicals, multiple;
    • tularemia - A21.3 Gastrointestinal tularemia

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to ingestion within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Foreign Bodies: Inanimate objects that become enclosed in the body.

Tularemia: A plague-like disease of rodents, transmissible to man. It is caused by FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS and is characterized by fever, chills, headache, backache, and weakness.