Minimata disease


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Minimata disease

[‚min·ē′mäd·ə di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A disorder resulting from methyl mercury poisoning, which occurred in epidemic proportions in 1956 in Minimata Bay, a Japanese coastal town, where the inhabitants ate fish contaminated by industrial pollution; the most obvious symptoms are tremors and involuntary movements.
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