Shellfish 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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Bacterial: Of or pertaining to bacteria, as in a bacterial lung infection.

Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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

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

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Gastrointestinal: Adjective referring collectively to the stomach and small and large inte...

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Gastrointestinal tract: The stomach and intestines. Abbreviated GI tract.

Indicate: In medicine, to make a treatment or procedure advisable because of a particular ...

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Memory: 1. The ability to recover information about past events or knowledge. ...

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

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Neurotoxic: Poisonous to nerves or nerve tissue.

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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Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Risk factor: Something that increases a person's chances of developing a disease. For exam...

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

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Vibrio: A group of bacteria that includes Vibrio cholerae, the agent that causes cholera. ...

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Viral: Of or pertaining to a virus. For example, if a person has a viral rash, the rash wa...

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