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Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Adult MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Adult
Tree Number(s)
C10.720.475.400.350
C25.723.522.750.500.400
Unique ID
D020265
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020265
Annotation
includes adolescent as well as adult; coord with specific nervous system symptoms if emphasized
Scope Note
Neurologic conditions in adults associated with acute or chronic exposure to lead or any of its salts. The most common lead related neurologic syndrome in adults consists of a polyneuropathy involving motor fibers. This tends to affect distal nerves and may present as wrist drop due to RADIAL NEUROPATHY. Additional features of chronic lead exposure include ANEMIA; CONSTIPATION; colicky abdominal pain; a bluish lead line of the gums; interstitial nephritis (NEPHRITIS, INTERSTITIAL); and saturnine gout. An encephalopathy may rarely occur. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1212)
Entry Version
LEAD POIS NERVOUS SYSTEM ADULT
Entry Term(s)
Lead Induced Nervous System Diseases, Adult
Lead Poisoning, Neurologic, Adult
Lead Polyneuropathy
Lead-Induced Polyneuropathy
Nervous System Diseases, Lead Induced, Adult
Nervous System Poisoning, Lead, Adult
Nervous System Toxicity, Lead, Adult
Neurologic Saturnism, Adult
Neurotoxicity Syndrome, Lead, Adult
Plumbism, Neurologic, Adult
Poisoning, Lead, Nervous System, Adult
Poisoning, Lead, Neurologic, Adult
Polyneuropathy, Lead-Induced
Previous Indexing
Lead Poisoning (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Adult Preferred
Lead Polyneuropathy Narrower
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