Why is lead poisoning called saturnism?

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Why is lead poisoning called saturnism?
« on: 01/10/2016 02:10:25 »
I know that lead was used in ancient Rome to make the wine sweeter, and I know one of the roman gods was called Saturn, but I can't see a relationship between Saturn and lead. Can someone explain?

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