erethism

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erethism

(er'ē-thizm),
Neuropsychiatric symptom of chronic mercury poisoning marked by irritability, emotional instability, depression, and fatigue.
[G. erethismos, irritation, fr. erethizō]

erethism

(ĕr′ə-thĭz′əm)
n.
Abnormal irritability or sensitivity of an organ or a body part to stimulation.

er′e·this′mic (-mĭk) adj.

er·e·thism

(ēr'ĕ-thizm)
An abnormal state of excitement or irritation, either general or local.
[G. erethismos, irritation, fr. erethizō]

erethism,

n any atypical irritation or sensitivity in human tissue or organs.

erethism

excessive irritability or sensitivity to stimulation.