mercury poisoning

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a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury

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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.