Scombroid Poisoning (Fish Poisoning) Glossary of Terms

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Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, the belly, that part of the body that contains all of ...

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Bacteria: Single-celled microorganisms that can exist either as independent (free-living) ...

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Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Diarrhea: A common condition that involves unusually frequent and liquid bowel movements. ...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degr...

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

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Headache: A pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the he...

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Heart: The muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. ...

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Histamine: A substance that plays a major role in many allergic reactions, dilating blood ...

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Hives: A raised, itchy area of skin that may be a sign of an allergic reaction. It can be ...

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Hypotension: Any blood pressure that is below the normal expected for an individual in a ...

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Itching: An uncomfortable sensation in the skin that feels as if something is crawling on ...

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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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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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Sensation: In medicine and physiology, sensation refers to the registration of an incoming...

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Shortness of breath: Difficulty in breathing. Medically referred to as dyspnea. Shortness ...

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Stomach: The digestive organ that is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs. The upp...

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Taste: A perception that results from stimulation of a gustatory nerve. Taste belongs to t...

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Throat: The throat is the anterior (front) portion of the neck beginning at the back of th...

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Tongue: A strong muscle that is anchored to the floor of the mouth. The tongue is covered ...

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

Wheezing: A whistling noise in the chest during breathing. Wheezing occurs when the airway...

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