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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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A spokesman for the CHP explained that consumption of puffer fish is the main cause of food poisoning from tetrodotoxin.
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Puffer fish I wasted no time in buying the laminated Fish Of The Red Sea card from the hotel shop before excitedly skipping across the floating pontoon to the reef.
Other highlights of Baharna include live corals and coral reef inhabitants in a reef section flown in from the Pacific Ocean, the highly venomous puffer fish who inflates when threatened, the equally poisonous lion fish, the octopus - an eight-tentacled night-time predator - and the far more benign (and colourful) angel fish.
Three restaurants were promoted from two to three stars, among them Usukifugu Yamadaya, whose speciality is fugu -- puffer fish that can be lethal if improperly prepared.
I don't think they'll do it recreationally, I don't think your mate will become one of those dare foods like puffer fish.
Then, the scientific explanations of 18 seemingly docile animals' defense mechanisms leave the reader wanting to know more about these unique creatures, such as the cassowary, electric caterpillar, cane toad, and puffer fish.
MUTLEY the dogfaced puffer fish has lived up to his species name so much that he has been put on a strict diet of one small squid a day.
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