mercury poisoning

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Noun1.mercury poisoning - 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
intoxication, poisoning, toxic condition - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
Minamata disease - a form of mercury poisoning among people who ate fish from mercury-contaminated waters of Minamata Bay off Japan in the 1950s; characterized by severe neurological degeneration
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amp;nbsp; According to the other passengers, the incident that led to Selter's eviction from the plane was blown out of proportion.
ERA, 84-1-1539, 3-5, 8-9; Protocol of agreement (25-05-1938) and German ambassador Frohwein's and Estonian minister of foreign affairs Selter's notes for approving the protocol, 22-06-1938.
Selter's research indicates the bleacher corners were actually about 432 feet from home, and he convinced Lowry to revise his book accordingly.