The following are health and medical definitions of terms that appear in the Pufferfish Poisoning article.
Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...See the entire definition of Emergency department
Food poisoning: A common flu-like illness typically characterized by nausea, vomiting and...See the entire definition of Food poisoning
Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and con...See the entire definition of Mouth
Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...See the entire definition of Nausea
Paralysis: Loss of voluntary movement (motor function). Paralysis that affects only one mu...See the entire definition of Paralysis
Poison: Any substance that can cause severe organ damage or death if ingested, breathed in...See the entire definition of Poison
Poisoning: Taking a substance that is injurious to health or can cause death. Poisoning i...See the entire definition of Poisoning
Respiratory: Having to do with respiration.
Respiratory failure: Inability of the lungs to perform their basic task of gas exchange, t...See the entire definition of Respiratory failure
Toxin: A poison produced by certain animals, plants, or bacteria.
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