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Glossary for Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish

  • Ataxia: It is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of co-ordination of muscle movements.
  • Cerebral Palsy: Any brain disorder causing movement disability
  • Chorea: Any disorder causing involuntary movement or spasms.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking.
  • Convulsions: Involuntary spasms especially those affecting the full body
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Metal exposure-related conditions: Medical conditions related to exposure to metals and metal compounds.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Tremors: Involuntary trembling most commonly of the hands.

 

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