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Mercury poisoning

Mercury poisoning: Introduction

Mercury poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to mercury. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mercury poisoning is available below.

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Definitions of Mercury poisoning:

A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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 - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Mercury poisoning is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Mercury poisoning, or a subtype of Mercury poisoning, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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