Pufferfish Poisoning Glossary of Terms

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Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Food poisoning: A common flu-like illness typically characterized by nausea, vomiting and...

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Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and con...

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Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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Paralysis: Loss of voluntary movement (motor function). Paralysis that affects only one mu...

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Poison: Any substance that can cause severe organ damage or death if ingested, breathed in...

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Poisoning: Taking a substance that is injurious to health or can cause death. Poisoning i...

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Respiratory: Having to do with respiration.

Respiratory failure: Inability of the lungs to perform their basic task of gas exchange, t...

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Toxin: A poison produced by certain animals, plants, or bacteria.

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