diarrheal shellfish poisoning

noun
variants: also diarrheic shellfish poisoning or diarrhetic shellfish poisoning

Medical Definition of diarrheal shellfish poisoning

: shellfish poisoning that is characterized by diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain and is caused by toxins produced by some dinoflagellates (as of the genera Dinophysis and Prorocentrum) and consumed in contaminated shellfish

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