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Mercury Poisoning, Nervous System MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Mercury Poisoning, Nervous System
Tree Number(s)
C10.720.475.600
C25.723.522.875.500
Unique ID
D020262
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020262
Annotation
coord IM with specific mercury cpd (IM) if given
Scope Note
Neurologic disorders associated with exposure to inorganic and organic forms of MERCURY. Acute intoxication may be associated with gastrointestinal disturbances, mental status changes, and PARAPARESIS. Chronic exposure to inorganic mercury usually occurs in industrial workers, and manifests as mental confusion, prominent behavioral changes (including psychosis), DYSKINESIAS, and NEURITIS. Alkyl mercury poisoning may occur through ingestion of contaminated seafood or grain, and its characteristic features include POLYNEUROPATHY; ATAXIA; vision loss; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; and DEAFNESS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch20, pp10-15)
Entry Version
MERCURY POIS NERVOUS SYSTEM
Entry Term(s)
Encephalopathy, Mercury
Inorganic Mercury Poisoning
Mad Hatter Disease
Mad Hatter's Disease
Mercurial Neuroanesthenia
Mercurial Psychosis
Mercurialism, Nervous System
Mercurialism, Neurologic
Mercury Encephalopathy
Mercury Poisoning, Inorganic
Mercury Poisoning, Neurologic
Mercury Poisoning, Organic
Mercury Psychosis
Mercury-Induced Nervous System Diseases
Minamata Disease
Nervous System Diseases, Mercury-Induced
Nervous System Poisoning, Mercury
Neurotoxicity Syndrome, Mercury
Organic Mercury Poisoning
Poisoning, Mercury, Nervous System
Poisoning, Mercury, Neurologic
Previous Indexing
Mercury Poisoning (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000; for MINAMATA DISEASE see MERCURY POISONING 1977-1999
History Note
2000; for MINAMATA DISEASE use MERCURY POISONING 1977-1999
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Mercury Poisoning, Nervous System Preferred
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