Definition of Methylmercury

1. Noun. (chemistry) The organometallic cation CH3Hg+; it is a toxicant that accumulates in the environment in the form of various compounds ¹



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Definition of Methylmercury

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Medical Definition of Methylmercury

1. A contaminant of seafood products synthesised in sediments from mercury and mercury-containing chemicals dumped in waters supporting marine life. The methylmercury is concentrated in aquatic life forms and can thus be deposited in fishes intended for human consumption. Probable cause of Minimata disease, a teratogenic condition characterised by multiple birth defects. An inorganic reagent. See: Minamata disease. Synonym: methylmercury. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Methylmercury

methyllorazepam
methyllysine
methylmagnesium
methylmalonate
methylmalonate semialdehyde
methylmalonates
methylmalonic acid
methylmalonic acidaemia
methylmalonic acidemia
methylmalonic aciduria
methylmalonyl-CoA
methylmalonyl-CoA epimerase
methylmalonyl-CoA mutase
methylmannosides
methylmercuries
methylmercury (current term)
methylmercury compounds
methylmethacrylates
methylmethaqualone
methylmorphine
methylnaltrexone
methylnitronitrosoguanidine
methylnitrosourea
methylococcaceae
methylol
methylol riboflavin
methylome
methylomes
methylomics
methylone

Literary usage of Methylmercury

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1. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Evolution of Our Understanding of methylmercury as a Health Threat Chiho Watanabe and Hiroshi Satoh Department of Environmental Health Sciences, ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Methionine can prevent methylmercury central nervous system (CNS) toxicity by blocking transport of the methylmercury-cysteine complex into the brain via ..."

3. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"This relatively uniform tissue distribution is due to methylmercury's ability to cross cell ... In fish, methylmercury is found predominantly in the muscle, ..."

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