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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Poisoning caused by the toxic substance (ichthyosarcotoxin) in the flesh or organs of fish.
[ichthyo- + G. sarx, flesh, + toxikon, poison]
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