amnesic shellfish poisoning

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amnesic shellfish poisoning

Poisoning caused by consumption of crabs and shellfish contaminated with domoic acid, causing permanent short-term memory loss, brain damage, and, in severe cases, death.
See also: poisoning
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Over the last two decades, domoic acid poisoning has been responsible for the strandings and deaths of thousands of pinnipeds along US shores--elephant seals, harbor seals, Guadalupe and northern fur seals.
This July alone, she and her team rescued 68 California sea lions exhibiting signs of domoic acid poisoning.
Some scientists now think that the crazy birds that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's thriller 'The Birds' were actually experiencing domoic acid poisoning."
Accordingly, we used levels measured in preterm CSL fetuses, a life stage in which domoic acid poisoning commonly occurs.
KEY WORDS: ASP, domoic acid poisoning, ELISA, mussels, scallops, razor clams, test kit
An outbreak of domoic acid poisoning attributed to the pennate diatom Pseudonitzschia australis.
More otters die from complications caused by biotoxins and domoic acid poisoning than are returned to the wild.
BACKGROUND: California sea lions have a large body burden of organochlorine pesticides, and over the last decade they have also been subject to domoic acid poisoning. Domoic acid poisoning, previously recognized in adult animals, is now viewed as a major cause of prenatal mortality.
Allometric comparison of rodents to sea lions indicates that rat postnatal development corresponds to the final third of gestation of sea lion neurodevelopment, which in turn corresponds to the most common time for domoic acid poisoning of the California sea lion (Ramsdell and Zabka 2008).
Domoic acid poisoning and mussel-associated intoxication: preliminary investigations into the response of mice and rats to toxic mussel extract.
Epidemiology of domoic acid poisoning in brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) and Brandt's cormorants (Phalacrocorax penieillatus) in California.
In collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's CoastWatch program, they plan to develop products for coastal managers such as charts of conditions that raise the risk of domoic acid poisoning of shellfish.