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fugu

(fo͞o′go͞o)
n.
Any of various pufferfishes that are used as food, especially in Japan, after the poisonous skin and organs have been removed.

pufferfish

A fish that inflates itself into a balloon-like shape as a defence mechanism. Raw pufferfish is a delicacy in Japan, where an estimated 10,000 tons are consumed/year. Some fugu parts—intestine, liver, ovaries, skin—have a high concentration of tetrodotoxin, a selective sodium channel blocker that blocks the neuromuscular junction, causing numbness, motor weakness, ataxia, respiratory paralysis, coma and death.
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