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Diseases » Mercury poisoning » Glossary
 

Glossary for Mercury poisoning

  • Acrodynia: Symptoms caused by chronic mercury poisoning in infants in children.
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Dementia-causing brain disease mostly in seniors and the elderly.
  • Dementia: Various mental impairment conditions.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding: Internal bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Gingivitis: Inflammation of the gums
  • Glomerulonephritis: Kidney disease where the kidney's have problems removing waste material and excessive fluid.
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Kawasaki disease: A childhood illness that generally affects the skin, mouth and lymph nodes.
  • Mercury -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Mercury during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Metal exposure-related conditions: Medical conditions related to exposure to metals and metal compounds.
  • Minamata disease: Ingestion of seafood containing methylmercury can result in neurological toxicity symptoms.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Pheochromocytoma: Pheochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumor of the medulla of the adrenal glands (originating in the chromaffin cells), or extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue that failed to involute after birth and secretes excessive amounts of catecholamines, usually epinephrine and norepinephrine.
  • Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Proximal Renal Tubular Acidosis: This is a condition that is characterised by a metabolic acidosis state caused by impairment of a persons renal function
  • Stomatitis: Mouth lining inflammation or infection
  • Tremor: Involuntary trembling most commonly of the hands.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

 

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