Minamata Disease

Minamata Disease

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Caption: Minamata disease is neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. The sample at the top is from a seven-year-old girl who died after four years of mercury poisoning, and the sample in the middle is from an eight-year-old girl who died after 2 years and 9 months of poisoning. At the bottom is the normal brain of a thirty-year-old man who did not have Minamata Disease.

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Keywords: abnormal, brain, compare, comparison, disease, encephalopathy, gross specimen, historic, historical, history, lesion, medical, medicine, mercury, mercury poisoning, minamata, minamata disease, neurological, neurology, pathology, poison, unhealthy

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