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Medical Term:

erethism

Pronunciation: er'e-thizm

Definition: Neuropsychiatric symptom of chronic mercury poisoning marked by irritability, emotional instability, depression, and fatigue.

[G. erethismos, irritation, fr. erethizo]

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