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A toxic principle in some fish.
Synonym(s): fish poison (1)
[ichthyo- + G. toxikon, poison]
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The major uses of poisonous plants recorded from area were fish poison, antilice, anthelmintic, abortifacient, antiseptic, purgative and larvicides.
A FORMER paratrooper who died mysteriously may have been killed by puffer fish poison, an inquest was told.
He's not been idle in that decade and has devised an intricate plan to get revenge, involving puffer fish poison and the slicing off of eyeballs, not to mention deliberately getting put in prison.
Tephrosia candida (Roxb) DC has been used as fish poison in Bangladesh, Burma and Sierra Leone (Chadha 1976).
The puffer fish poison, tetrodotoxin, has turned up in a variety of other creatures that spend at least part of their lives in water.
Ambleside and District Angling Association, the club controlling the fishery, is now co-operating with Environment Agency officials who are to destroy the fish, with a new fish poison never used before in the UK.
A novel pain drug from puffer fish poison showed an analgesic effect that lasted up to 2 weeks following intramuscular injection in patients with refractory cancer pain, Dr.
Equipment for hunting and fishing includes dugout canoes from the tree Triplochiton scleroxylon, fish traps from rattan and rapphia palms, fish poison from the fruit of Lagenaria breviflorus, and poisoned arrow tips from Stychnos icaja.
For example, ciguatera fish poison and seven other types of marine toxins in seafood affect more than 60,000 persons annually with short- and long-term neurological illness, often requiring less than 1 mg of toxin to poison humans and many times have effects lasting for weeks to months.
Her topics include the art of detoxification, psychotic potatoes and tasty tomatoes, caustics and corrosives, foaming fish poisons, poisonous pteridophyta, and neurotoxic plants of perilous consequence.