Chastek paralysis

noun
Chas·​tek paralysis | \ ˌchas-ˌtek- How to pronounce Chastek paralysis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Chastek paralysis

: a fatal paralytic vitamin deficiency of foxes and minks that are bred in captivity and fed raw fish and that is caused by enzymatic inactivation of thiamine by thiaminase present in the fish

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