brassfounder's fever

metal fume fever caused by fumes of any of several metals, most commonly zinc, copper, or magnesium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • metal fume fever — an occupational disorder occurring in those engaged in welding and other metallic operations and due to inhalation of volatilized metals; it is characterized by sudden onset of thirst and a metallic taste in the mouth, followed by high fever,… …   Medical dictionary

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