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Related to fish poisoning: scombroid poisoning
poisoning due to ingestion of poisonous fish; some have the poison in their muscles, skin, or other organs, while others secrete poisons. It is marked by various gastrointestinal and neurological disturbances that sometimes can be fatal. The most common kinds are ciguatera and tetrodotoxism. Called also ichthyosarcotoxism.
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A form of food poisoning caused by eating fish that are inherently poisonous or poisonous because they had decomposed, become infected, or had fed on other poisonous life forms.
See also: poisoning
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