Ackee poisoning | definition of ackee poisoning by Medical dictionary
an acute and frequently fatal vomiting disease associated with central nervous system symptoms and marked hypoglycemia, caused by eating unripe ackee fruit of Blighia spaida, a tree common in Jamaica.
Ackee poisoning Vomiting sickness of Jamaica. This is caused by ingestion of the unripe fruit of the tree Blighia sapida which contains a poison capable of interfering with glucose formation in the liver. This can cause HYPOGLYCAEMIA, vomiting, convulsions and loss of consciousness.