The brainstem as a target of developmental methylmercury toxicity


Rodent experiments have documented neuropathological lesions specifically located in the brainstem when toxic methylmercury (MeHg) exposure occurs at a particular time during brain development. The possible sensitivity of the brainstem to MeHg was explored in the prospective study of a Faroese birth cohort (N = 1,022), most recently examined at age 14 years… (More)


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