The neurotoxicology and pathology of organomercury, organolead, and organotin.

@article{Chang1990TheNA,
  title={The neurotoxicology and pathology of organomercury, organolead, and organotin.},
  author={Louis W. Chang},
  journal={The Journal of toxicological sciences},
  year={1990},
  volume={15 Suppl 4},
  pages={125-51}
}
The toxicities of many metals, such as mercury and lead, are known to man since the dawn of civilization. Organic compounds of some heavy metals are known to have a particular toxic impact on the central nervous system. Organomercury, particularly alkyl-mercuric compounds (e.g. methylmercury), has a selective effect on the granule cells of the cerebellum, the nerve cells of the calcarine cortex, and the sensory neurons in the dorsal root ganglia. The well known Minamata Bay disease is the… CONTINUE READING
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