American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Poisoning caused by mercury or a compound containing mercury.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pathological condition produced by the use of mercury.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The syndrome produced by poisoning due to exposure to mercury, it fumes, or its compounds;
mercury poisoning. Such exposure may occur in mining or smelting, or in using mercurial compounds.
“Inhalation of mercury vapor over a long period may cause mercurialism which is characterized by fine tremors and erethism" "" Erethism may be manifested by abnormal shyness, blushing, self-consciousness, depression or despondency, resentment of criticism, irritability or excitability, headache, fatigue and insomnia.”
“Inhalation of mercury vapor over a long period may cause mercurialism which is characterized by fine tremors and erethism ...”
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