mercury poisoning

mercury poisoning
mercurialism mer*cu"ri*al*ism, n. [Mercurial + -ism.] (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. [1913 Webster]

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