Minamata disease

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

Medical Definition of Minamata disease 

: 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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