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Minamata disease

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noun Min·a·mata disease \ˌmin-ə-ˈmät-ə-\

Medical Definition of Minamata disease

  1. :  a toxic neuropathy caused by the ingestion of methylmercury compounds (as in contaminated seafood) and characterized by impairment of cerebral functions, constriction of the visual field, and progressive weakening of muscles


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