Minamata disease

noun

Min·​a·​mata disease ˌmin-ə-ˈmät-ə- How to pronounce Minamata disease (audio)
: 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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“Minamata disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Minamata%20disease. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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