mercury poisoning

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a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury

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Apart from causing terrible suffering to patients, the only result of this cure was often death by mercurialism, i.e poisoning by mercury.
Mercury poisoning, known as mercurialism, can cause kidney damage and - at high levels - intestinal problems, nervous irritability and water retention.
Amid the fumes and dust, workers suffered from mercurialism, nicknamed "haters' shakes," a hazard of the trade that also caused ulcerated gums, loose teeth, sickly breath, and in women, suppressed menstruation and miscarriages.