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dc.contributor.editorWagoner, Nevada
dc.creatorMinai, Mandana
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18
dc.date.available2016-04-18
dc.date.created2016-04-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11335
dc.description.abstractMethylmercury (MeHg) is an organic form of mercury that can damage the developing brains of human fetuses. Women who consume methylmercury during pregnancy can bear children who have neurological issues because methylmercury has toxic effects on the nervous system during embryonic development. During the third week of gestation, the human nervous system begins to form in the embryo. During this gestational period, the embryo's nervous system is particularly susceptible to the influence of neurotoxins like methylmercury that can result in abnormalities. Furthermore, the fetal brain can incur damage despite the lack of signs of poisoning in the pregnant woman. In children, defects due to methylmercury can result in deficits in attention, behavior, cognition, and motor skills.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopedia
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regents
dc.subjectConcept
dc.subject.lcshMethylmercury
dc.subject.lcshMercury in the body
dc.subject.lcshNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury
dc.subject.lcshMercury in fish
dc.subject.lcshMinamata, Japan
dc.subject.lcshToxicology
dc.subject.lcshMercury
dc.subject.lcshIraq
dc.subject.meshEmbryonic Development
dc.subject.meshCongenital Abnormalities
dc.subject.meshMercury Poisoning, Nervous System
dc.subject.meshMinamata Disease
dc.subject.meshNeurotoxins
dc.titleMethylmercury and Human Embryonic Development
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dc.subject.embryoReproduction
dc.subject.embryoDisorders
dc.description.typeArticles
dc.date.createdstandard2016-03-07


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