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puffer fish

 [puf´er fish]
any of several species of marine fish of genera Fugu, Sphaeroides, Tetraodon, and others, which when disturbed can inflate themselves to a spherical shape. Their flesh contains tetrodotoxin and can cause fatal tetrodotoxism.

puffer fish

[puf′er fish]
any of several species of marine fish of genera Fugu, Sphaeroides, Tetraodon, and others, which when disturbed can inflate themselves to a spherical shape. Their flesh contains tetrodotoxin and can cause fatal tetrodotoxism.

Patient discussion about puffer fish

Q. What happens if you use a puffer and you don’t even have asthma? Okay, when i was younger, around 7 or 8 years old, i couldn’t breathe for a while and my doctor told me to get a puffer. When I got my puffer, it didn’t help with the breathing. So now that I’m older I was wondering what happens if you use a puffer and you don’t even have asthma? Does it affect your lungs or anything??

A. There are side effects to any medication. So why using any unnecessary medication? The inhaler could have salbutamol which will cause tachycardia (heart racing) for nothing. That’s not really a good thing for long term use. Or it can have steroids, that is REALLY not good for you … so just refrain.

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There are currently seven types of puffer fish lurking in the eastern Mediterranean waters, but this one is the most dangerous.
Dolphins sometimes manage to get fish out of nets without injury to themselves and can be a nuisance to local fishermen, but it is the Lagocephalus puffer fish that can inflict greater damage to fishermen's nets, the department's Yiannos Kyriacou said.
There's also a venomous lion fish and several species of puffer fish including the bridal burr-fish, the porcupine fish and the dog-faced puffer, which looks a bit like a harbor seal.
METHODS: We used the standard mouse bioassay (MBA), receptor binding assay (RBA), mouse neuroblastoma cytotoxicity assay (MNCA), Ridascreen ELISA, MIST Alert assay, HPLC, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) to determine the presence of STX, decarbamoyl STX (dc-STX), and N-sulfocarbamoyl (B1) toxin in puffer fish tissues, clonal cultures, and natural bloom samples of Pyrodinium bahamense from the IRL.
This occurs in the organs of the puffer fish (Fugu rubripes), a delicacy in Japan, where fugu poisoning afflicts about 150 people yearly; the mortality rate in these cases is about 50%.
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.
The does stood their ground between the hens and the moose while the wether, bristling like a puffer fish, pogo-sticked right up to the moose, turned his shoulder to her and escorted her to the opposite fence, bouncing on all four feet at once and waving his horns menacingly.
Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers Wednesday not to eat puffer fish as fillets of the poisonous fish have been sold in city markets under the disguised name of ''chicken-meat fish'' as they look like chicken meat.
The other hottest genomic research subjects are mice, worms, yeast, and, believe it or not, puffer fish.
For a more traditional girl's bathroom, Ex-Cell introduced the Puffer Fish pattern in a pastel palette.
Agencourt Bioscience Corporation, a provider of DNA sequencing services and solutions for the life sciences industry, has completed its work on sequencing the puffer fish Tetraodon nigroviridis genome as part of its collaboration with the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
He was taken to a hospital where he died Tuesday morning, the officials said, adding tetrodotoxin, a highly dangerous neurotoxin normally found in puffer fish, was detected in his stomach.