mercurialism


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mer·cu·ri·al·ism

 (mər-kyo͝or′ē-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Poisoning caused by mercury or a compound containing mercury.

mercurialism

(mɜːˈkjʊərɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) poisoning caused by chronic ingestion of mercury

mercurialism

chronic poisoning with mercury from either excessive medication or industrial exposure.
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Subsequently he developed an organic psycho syndrome without detectable signs of classical mercurialism.
Chronic (long-term exposure): Inhalation (breathing it in, as from fillings) of mercury vapors causes mercurialism.
Apart from causing terrible suffering to patients, the only result of this cure was often death by mercurialism, i.