micromercurialism definition

  • noun:
    • Any subclinical effect of prolonged contact with small amounts of mercury.
    • a kind of mercury poisoning caused by lasting exposure to reasonable doses of mercury. The syndrome of micromercurialism requires complex symptoms of tension, fatigue, memory loss, good tremors, muscular and reflex insufficiency and low blood pressure, caused by accumulation of mercury in system. An ailment of hyperthermia is followed closely by some functional changes underneath the results of mercury. The blended multiple effect of harmful activity, heat and galvanic reaction infers a cycle of disintegration and change.
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