"Mercury" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Mercury" by people in Profiles.
M?nguez-Alarc?n L, Williams PL, Souter I, Sacha C, Amarasiriwardena CJ, Ford JB, Hauser R, Chavarro JE. Hair mercury levels, intake of omega-3 fatty acids and ovarian reserve among women attending a fertility center. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2021 08; 237:113825.
Russell SL. Four or More Amalgam Fillings Correlate With Higher Blood Mercury Levels in Pregnant Women but Not High Enough to be of Health Concern. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2017 06; 17(2):139-141.
Counter SA, Buchanan LH, Ortega F, Chiriboga R, Correa R, Collaguaso MA. Lead levels in the breast milk of nursing andean mothers living in a lead-contaminated environment. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2014; 77(17):993-1003.
Saunders JE, Jastrzembski BG, Buckey JC, Enriquez D, MacKenzie TA, Karagas MR. Hearing loss and heavy metal toxicity in a Nicaraguan mining community: audiological results and case reports. Audiol Neurootol. 2013; 18(2):101-13.
Counter SA, Buchanan LH, Ortega F. Acoustic stapedius muscle reflex in mercury-exposed Andean children and adults. Acta Otolaryngol. 2012 Jan; 132(1):51-63.
Aelion CM, Davis HT, Liu Y, Lawson AB, McDermott S. Validation of Bayesian kriging of arsenic, chromium, lead, and mercury surface soil concentrations based on internode sampling. Environ Sci Technol. 2009 Jun 15; 43(12):4432-8.
Lederman SA, Jones RL, Caldwell KL, Rauh V, Sheets SE, Tang D, Viswanathan S, Becker M, Stein JL, Wang RY, Perera FP. Relation between cord blood mercury levels and early child development in a World Trade Center cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Aug; 116(8):1085-91.
Shunmugam R, Gabriel GJ, Smith CE, Aamer KA, Tew GN. A highly selective colorimetric aqueous sensor for mercury. Chemistry. 2008; 14(13):3904-7.
Counter SA, Buchanan LH, Ortega F. Neurocognitive screening of mercury-exposed children of Andean gold miners. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2006 Jul-Sep; 12(3):209-14.
Counter SA, Buchanan LH, Ortega F. Mercury levels in urine and hair of children in an Andean gold-mining settlement. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2005 Apr-Jun; 11(2):132-7.