paralytic shellfish poisoning


paralytic shell·​fish poisoning -ˈshel-ˌfish- How to pronounce paralytic shellfish poisoning (audio)
: shellfish poisoning that is characterized by numbness and tingling, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, muscle weakness, and sometimes paralysis which may lead to respiratory failure and death and that is typically caused by a saxitoxin ingested in contaminated shellfish

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“Paralytic shellfish poisoning.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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