What sites in the brain does organic mercury toxicity target?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Answer

Organic mercury targets specific sites in the brain, including the cerebral cortex (especially the visual cortex), motor and sensory centers (precentral and postcentral cortex), the auditory center (temporal cortex), and the cerebellum.


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