Definition of Mercury poisoning

1. Noun. A toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death.

Generic synonyms: Intoxication, Poisoning, Toxic Condition
Specialized synonyms: Minamata Disease

Medical Definition of Mercury poisoning

1. A disease usually caused by the ingestion of mercury or mercury compounds, which are toxic in relation to their ability to produce mercuric ions; usually acute mercury poisoning is associated with ulcerations of the stomach and intestine and toxic changes in the renal tubules; anuria and anaemia may occur; usually chronic mercury poisoning is a result of industrial poisoning and causes gastrointestinal or central nervous system manifestations including stomatitis, diarrhoea, ataxia, tremor, hyperreflexia, sensorineural impairment, and emotional instability (Mad Hatter syndrome). Synonym: hydrargyria, hydrargyrism, mercurialism. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercury Poisoning

mercury-vapor lamp
mercury-vapour lamp
mercury arc
mercury barometer
mercury bichloride
mercury biniodide
mercury cell
mercury chloride
mercury compounds
mercury deutoiodide
mercury fulminate
mercury isotopes
mercury poisoning (current term)
mercury protoiodide
mercury radioisotopes
mercury subsalicylate
mercury thermometer
mercury vapor lamp
mercy bucket
mercy killer
mercy killers
mercy killing
mercy rule
mercy seat

Literary usage of Mercury poisoning

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"In recent years the treatment of the formerly hopeless cases of bichloride of mercury poisoning has developed along new lines that seem to be of great ..."

2. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"The sources of mercury-poisoning are roughly two, corresponding to the acute and chronic form of poisoning. Acute poisoning is nearly always the result of ..."

3. A Textbook of pharmacology and therapeutics, or, the Action of drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1918)
"In chronic mercury poisoning marked breathlessness is sometimes observed and has been ascribed by Kuss- maul to the general muscular weakness. ..."

4. Diseases of occupation and vocational hygiene by George Martin Kober, William Clinton Hanson (1916)
"SECTION VII mercury poisoning BY LUDWIG TELEKY MD. Vienna. Translated from the German by LEWIS W. FETZER, MD. Ph. D. Symptomatology and Pathology. ..."

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