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Shellfish poisoning occurs when toxic shellfish are eaten. There are four types of shellfish poisoning; 1) amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP), 2) diarrheal shell...learn more »
Ciguatera is a type of food poisoning caused by the ciguatera toxinfound in large reef fish (most commonly in the Caribbean). Symptoms include vomiting, nausea,...learn more »
Scombroid poisoning is poisoning due to the ingestion of contaminated fish. Bacteria have grown during the improper storage of the dark meat of the fish and the...learn more »
Ricin is a potent toxin that can be used as an agent of biological warfare or as a weapon of mass destruction. Ricin is a protein derived from the beans of the ...learn more »
Scorpionfish, lionfish, and stonefish are all poisonous marine animals that live in tropical and temperate oceans, especially the Red Sea and Indian and Pacific...learn more »
Cone snail stings generally occur when an individual picks up a cone snail. Symptoms of a cone snail sting include burning and sharp stinging sensation, numbnes...learn more »
Causes of traveler's diarrhea include bacteria, viruses, and protazoa. Traveler's diarrhea is contagious with symptoms of loose or watery stools, abdominal cram...learn more »
A wave of new drugs has become increasingly popular with today's adolescents and young adults. These drugs are commonly known as club drugs. Common club drugs i...learn more »
Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers. Familiar names include Valium and Xanax. They are some of the most commonly prescribed medicati...learn more »
The poison found in pufferfish, blowfish, balloon fish, toads, sunfish, porcupine fish, toadfish, globefish, and swellfish is a tetrodotoxin. Tetrodotoxin is on...learn more »
Inadequate ventilation when diving results in carbon dioxide build-up. Inadequate breathing, a tight wetsuit, overexertion, regulator malfunction, deep diving, ...learn more »
Febrile seizures, also known as convulsions, body spasms, or shaking, occur mainly in children and are caused by fever. (Febrile is derived from the Latin febri...learn more »
Overdoses of drugs or chemicals can be either accidental or intentional. Drug overdoses occur when a person takes more than the medically recommended dose. Howe...learn more »
Clupeotoxin poisoning occurs in humans who eat fish contaminated with the toxin. This toxin (poison) occurs in plankton-eating fish, such as herring, anchovies,...learn more »
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