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.
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All complaints mentioned by both exposed groups are compatible with the erethism syndrome and other manifestations that occur after continuous exposure to mercury.
In Illinois, public health surveillance did not identify any cases of acrodynia or clinically overt mercury poisoning (manifested by erethism, tremor, and gingivitis) as a result of these exposures.
This anthology is both an obvious provocation that runs the risk of erethism (as does the Museum of Jurassic Technology, for that matter) and a refreshing archive that embraces the cul-de-sacs and phantom limbs of literature, and cultivates curiosity in those crevices.
0] is associated with symptoms of erethism, characterized by irritability, depression, introversion, apprehension, loss of self-confidence, and other nonspecific symptoms (WHO 1976, 1991, 2003).