Ciguatoxin: A seafood toxin that is acquired by eating fish that have consumed toxic single-celled marine organisms called dinoflagellates or fish that have consumed other fish that have become toxic. When someone eats these fish, they suffer seafood poisoning. Food poisoning from ciguatoxin is call...
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<chemical> A toxin found in flesh of marine animals, especially some fishes, at some times, in some localities. It is probably of algal origin, causes paresthesia, gastrointestinal symptoms, neuromuscular blockade, and respiratory paralysis due to interference with membrane function. The poiso...
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(se´gwә-tok″sin) a heat-stable toxin originating in a dinoflagellate as a pretoxin and and concentrating in active form in the tissues of certain marine fish, causing ciguatera in humans that eat the fish.
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(from the article `algae`) ...caused by consumption of tropical fish that have fed on the alga Gambierdiscus or Ostreopsis. Unlike many other dinoflagellate toxins, ciguatoxin ... ...one of their toxic by-products may cause intoxication. An example is that of the shore fishes of many tropical island...
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The ciguatoxins are a class of poisonous organic compounds found in some fish that causes ciguatera. There are several different chemicals in this class. "CTX" is often used as an abbreviation in their names. ==Toxic Effect== Ciguatoxin lowers the threshold for opening voltage-gated sodium channels...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: sē′gwă-tok′sin Definitions: 1. A marine saponin of unknown structure but with the empiric formula of C35H65NO8; the toxic substance that causes ciguatera.
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