Definitions for "Minamata disease"
A neurological disease first identified in Minamata, Japan, as a result of mercury poisoning.
Crippling disorder of humans caused by mercury poisoning from contaminated seafood.
disease caused by exposure of methylated mercury, leading to spastic movements, paralysis, and death in adults and physical and mental disabilities in children; named after a major disaster in the small village of Minamata in Japan in 1953-1965 [Go to source