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But the fish’s skin, intestines, ovaries, and liver contain the poison tetrodotoxin, which is 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide.
The tetrodotoxin is up to 1,200 times more poisonous than that of cyanide, and can cause deadening of the tongue and lips, dizziness, vomiting, arrhythmia, difficulty breathing, muscle paralysis and, if left untreated, death.
Steiner hypothesized in a 1995 research paper that the dolphins were consuming minute amounts of tetrodotoxin to get high.
Search [fugu poison] to find that the poison is tetrodotoxin, aka TTX or tetrodox, and is found primarily in the liver of the puffer fish.
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Origin and Etymology of tetrodotoxin
First Known Use: 1911See Words from the same year
medical Definition of tetrodotoxin
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