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Mercury and Mink. II. Experimental methyl mercury intoxication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1000376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adult female mink were fed rations containing 1.1, 1.8, 4.8, 8.3 and 15.0 ppm mercury as methyl mercury chloride over a 93 day period. Histopathological evidence of injury was present in all groups. Mink fed rations containing 1.8 to 15.0 ppm mercury developed clinical intoxication within the experimental period. The rapidity of onset of clinical intoxication was directly related to the mercury content of the ration. Mercury concentration in tissue of mink which died were similar, despite differences in mercury content of the diets and time of death. The average mercury concentration in the brain of mink which died was 11.9 ppm. The lesions of methyl mercury poisoning are described and criteria for diagnosis are discussed.
G Wobeser; N O Nielsen; B Schiefer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of comparative medicine. Revue canadienne de médecine comparée     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0008-4050     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Comp. Med.     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-02-24     Completed Date:  1977-02-24     Revised Date:  2010-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151747     Medline TA:  Can J Comp Med     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Liver / pathology
Mercury / administration & dosage
Mercury Poisoning* / diagnosis,  pathology
Nervous System / pathology
Spleen / pathology
Time Factors
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