"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.
Mercury consumption and human health: Linking pollution and social risk perception in the southeastern United States. J Environ Manage. 2021 Mar 15; 282:111528.
Geochemical characterization and renal cell toxicity of water-soluble extracts from U.S. Gulf Coast lignite. Environ Geochem Health. 2019 Apr; 41(2):1037-1053.
Neuroligin-deficient mutants of C. elegans have sensory processing deficits and are hypersensitive to oxidative stress and mercury toxicity. Dis Model Mech. 2010 May-Jun; 3(5-6):366-76.
Contaminant profiles in Southeast Asian immigrants consuming fish from polluted waters in northeastern Wisconsin. Environ Res. 2010 Jan; 110(1):33-9.
Factors influencing mercury accumulation in three species of forage fish from Caddo Lake, Texas, USA. J Environ Sci (China). 2010; 22(8):1158-63.
Mercury induces an unopposed inflammatory response in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in vitro. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Dec; 117(12):1932-8.
Ecological factors regulating mercury contamination of fish from Caddo Lake, Texas, U.S.A. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2009 May; 28(5):962-72.
Differential expression of Desulfovibrio vulgaris genes in response to Cu(II) and Hg(II) toxicity. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Mar; 70(3):1847-51.
Mercuric ion inhibition of eukaryotic transcription factor binding to DNA. Biochem Pharmacol. 2001 Jun 15; 61(12):1543-50.
Three-dimensional structure of influenza A N9 neuraminidase and its complex with the inhibitor 2-deoxy 2,3-dehydro-N-acetyl neuraminic acid. J Mol Biol. 1993 Aug 20; 232(4):1069-83.