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1. Synonym(s): respirator (2)
2. An apparatus for administering pharmacologically active agents by inhalation. Synonym(s): puffer


see tetraodontidae. Called also toadfish, a poisonous fish.

puffer fish poison

Patient discussion about puffer

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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In a 1960s toxicity study of IRL southern puffer fish [erroneously identified by Lalone et al.
In the present study we confirm unequivocally that puffer fish are a primary reservoir of STXs in marine waters in Florida, and we implicate for the first time the tropical western Atlantic dinoflagellate P.
2004), and as mentioned previously, there is a historical precedent for low-level toxicity in puffer fish.
The extreme toxicity of puffer fish fillet, well above the action level, emphasizes the danger that puffer fish pose to the public and supports the permanent ban on their harvest in this area (FWC 2004).
Paralytic shellfish poisoning in freshwater puffer fish (Tetraodon cutcutia) from the River Burigonga, Bangladesh.
Tetrodotoxin poisoning associated with eating puffer fish transported from Japan--California, 1996.
Detection methods and their limitations: PSP toxins in Florida puffer fish responsible for human poisoning events in 2004.
Puffer Fish Toxicity in Florida's Indian River Lagoon.
Toxicity of muscle and other organs of five species of puffer collected from the Pacific coast of Tohoku area of Japan.
Puffer fish poisoning: widespread implications of saxitoxin in Florida [Abstract].
Occurrence of saxitoxins as a major toxin in the ovary of a marine puffer Arothron firmamentum.