What is the role of short-chained alkyl mercury compounds in the workup of mercury toxicity?

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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Short-chained alkyl mercury compounds are excreted predominantly by the bile, rendering urinary measurements of these invalid. [79]


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