mercury poisoning


Poisoning caused by mercury or a compound containing mercury, with the acute form characterized by stomach ulcers and renal tubule toxicity and the chronic form affecting the central nervous system and causing emotional instability.hydrargyria mercurialism

Nearby words

  1. mercury arc,
  2. mercury barometer,
  3. mercury chloride,
  4. mercury fulminate,
  5. mercury mass,
  6. mercury program,
  7. mercury switch,
  8. mercury-vapor lamp,
  9. mercury-vapour lamp,
  10. mercy

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