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fish poisoning

 
poisoning due to ingestion of poisonous fish; some have the poison in their muscles, skin, or other organs, while others secrete poisons. It is marked by various gastrointestinal and neurological disturbances that sometimes can be fatal. The most common kinds are ciguatera and tetrodotoxism. Called also ichthyosarcotoxism.

fish poisoning

poisoning caused by ingestion of poisonous fish, some of which have the poison in their muscles, skin, or other organs, while others secrete poisons. It is marked by various gastrointestinal and neurological disturbances that sometimes can be fatal. The most common kinds are ciguatera poisoning and tetraodon poisoning.

fish poisoning

A form of food poisoning caused by eating fish that are inherently poisonous or poisonous because they had decomposed, become infected, or had fed on other poisonous life forms.
See also: poisoning

fish

members of the classes Cephalochordata (lancelets), Agnatha (hagfish and lampreys), Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays), Holocephali (ghost sharks), Osteichthyes (bony fish), Gastropoda (gastropods), Pelecypoda (bivalves), Cephalopoda (cephalopods), Crustacea (crustaceans).

fish handler's disease
erysipeloid.
fish liver oils
used in animal diets because of their high content of vitamin A and D. Should be stabilized to avoid loss of vitamins in storage and need an antioxidant to avoid rancidification and loss of vitamin E. May also cause tainting of animal foods. See also cod liver oil, omega-3 fatty acids.
fish meal
a protein feed supplement rich in calcium, phosphorus and having a good iodine content. Made from inedible fish residues from the canning and fresh fish industries. May taint animal products. Toxic amines produced by bacterial spoilage cause gizzard erosion and fatal hemorrhage in birds.
fish mouth
used to describe gaping wounds of the skin.
fish mouthing
a surgical technique for anastomosing two pieces of bowel when one is moderately larger in diameter than the other. The smaller diameter is made wider by slitting it longitudinally down the sides so that it opens like a fish's mouth.
fish poisoning
fish scale disease, fish skin disease
see inherited congenital ichthyosis.
fish solubles
dehydrated fishwater from oil extraction and fishmeal industries.
fish tuberculosis
disease of aquarium fish caused by Mycobacterium spp. Causes weight loss, exophthalmos, cutaneous ulcers and pallor. At necropsy there are internal granulomas. The acid-fast organisms can be found in the ulcers. Also found in a variety of cultured species including shrimps.
fish viruses
includes rhabdoviruses and birnavirus.
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Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a toxin-induced illness associated with eating subtropical and tropical marine finfish that have accumulated ciguatoxins through their diet (Friedman et al.
Mannitol therapy for acute and chronic ciguatera fish poisoning.
Cluster of ciguatera fish poisoning in North Carolina, 2007.
Physician diagnosis and reporting of ciguatera fish poisoning in an endemic area.
In 1988, the South Pacific Epidemiological and Health Information Service (SPEHIS) established the first formal regional mechanism of collecting fish poisoning records (Dalzell 1993).
The epidemiology of ciguatera fish poisoning in Hawaii, 1975-1981.
A simple model capable of simulating the population dynamics of Gambierdiscus, the benthic dinoflagellate responsible for ciguatera fish poisoning.
KEY WORDS: dinoflagellate, Florida, harmful algae, puffer fish, Pyrodinium bahamense, saxitoxin puffer fish poisoning, saxitoxins, Sphoeroides spp.
Puffer fish poisoning (PFP) is usually caused by ingestion of tetrodotoxins (TTXs) found naturally in certain species of puffer fish (Halstead 1967; Mosher and Fuhrmann 1984).
After the initial 2002 saxitoxin puffer fish poisoning (SPFP) events, 11 southern puffer fish were divided into the tissue compartments (listed above), and tissue samples were extracted by boiling in 0.
Dead bleached coral provides new surfaces for dinoflagellates implicated in ciguatera fish poisonings.