puffer poisoning

puffer poisoning
puffer fish poisoning tetrodotoxism (def. 1).

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  • tetrodotoxism — tet·ro·do·tox·ism (tet″ro do tokґsiz əm) [Tetraodon + toxin] 1. the most severe form of ichthyosarcotoxism, produced by ingestion of puffer fish or other animals containing tetrodotoxin; symptoms include malaise, dizziness, and… …   Medical dictionary

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