Jamaica ginger paralysis

Jamaica ginger paralysis
a form of paralysis of the extremities, especially the legs, that was seen in the 1930s after a type of Jamaican ginger extract (“jake”) was accidentally contaminated with the organophosphorus compound tri-o-tolyl phosphate and then consumed. Called also Jamaica ginger polyneuritis.

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