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Definition of Food poisoning

Food poisoning: The illness resulting from eating food or drinking water containing poisonous substances including bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or toxins. Symptoms generally begin within 2 to 6 hours and include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and weakness.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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