Minamata disease[min′ə mät′ə]
Minamata disease definition by Webster's New World
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mercury poisoning from industrially contaminated water and fish, often resulting in severe neurological disorders or death
Origin: after Minamata, Japanese fishing village where first diagnosed
Minamata disease definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A degenerative neurological disorder caused by poisoning with a mercury compound found in seafood obtained from waters contaminated with mercury-containing industrial waste.
Origin: After Minamata, a town of western Kyushu, Japan.
minamata disease - Medical Definition
A degenerative neurological disorder caused by poisoning with a mercury compound in seafood from waters contaminated with mercury, characterized by burning or tingling sensations, poor articulation of speech, and the loss of coordination and peripheral vision.