psellismus mercurialis


Also found in: Dictionary.

psellismus mercurialis

An obsolete term that formerly dignified the speech defects induced by chronic mercury poisoning; e.g., slurred speech.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

psellismus mercurialis

Jerking, hurried, unintelligible speech present as part of the tremor that accompanies mercury poisoning.
See also: psellism
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners