publication . Article . 2013

Intoxicación ocupacional por mercurio

Augusto V Ramírez;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 27 Feb 2013
  • Publisher: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Facultad de Medicina
Abstract
Mercury, heavy metal widely used, is very toxic and produces protoplasmic damage to central nervous system, disturbances of behaviour and renal injuries. Mercury is accumulated in all living beings and is not essential for any biological process. Mercury toxicity is directly related to its chemical state. Metil-mercury is the most harmful form with neurotoxic effects in adults and foetuses of exposed mothers. Metallic mercury is not less toxic. Inorganic mercury salts affect mainly the kidney. In occupational exposure to mercury, we can find the classic triad: tremor, personality alterations and stomatitis. In the last years alteration in the chromatic vision ha...
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free text keywords: Intoxicación por mercurio, toxicología, exposición ocupacional, Mercury poisoning, toxicology, occupational exposure, Mercury (element), chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Medicine, business.industry, business, Toxicity, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Physiology, Metallic mercury, Urine, Penicillamine, medicine.drug, Kidney, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine.disease, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
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publication . Article . 2013

Intoxicación ocupacional por mercurio

Augusto V Ramírez;