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paralytic shellfish poisoning
paralytic shell·fish poisoning
Definition of PARALYTIC SHELLFISH POISONING
: food poisoning that results from consumption of shellfish and especially 2-shelled mollusks (as clams, mussels, or scallops) contaminated with dinoflagellates causing red tide and that is characterized by paresthesia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, muscle weakness, and sometimes paralysis which may lead to respiratory failure
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