Ciguatera

Ciguatera is a foodborne illness caused by eating certain reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with toxins originally produced by dinoflagellates such as Gambierdiscus toxicus which live in tropical and subtropical waters. These dinoflagellates adhere to coral, algae and seaweed, where they are eaten by herbivorous fish who in turn are eaten by l...
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ciguatera

(from the article `fish poisoning`) Ciguatera poisoning is one of the most common forms of fish poisoning in the Caribbean. It is caused by fishes that in other parts of the world ... [5 related articles]
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ciguatera

(se″gwә-ta´rә) a form of fish poisoning, marked by gastrointestinal and neurologic symptoms due to ingestion of tropical or subtropical marine fish such as the barracuda, grouper, or snapper that have ciguatoxin in their tissues.
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ciguatera

<microbiology> A form of fish poisoning that results from eating reef fish which are normally nontoxic. Thought to be secondary to a toxic substances which accumulates in the tissues of certain fish at a particularly time of the year. ... Symptoms include: tingling around the lips, nausea, vomiting, weakness and numbness. Occurs shortly after...
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Ciguatera

A neurotoxin found in certain types of reef fish. The toxin accumulates in the flesh as a result of eating some forms of algae, or preying on fish that eat the algae.
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Ciguatera

Ciguatera: Seafood poisoning due to ciguatoxin, a toxin 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. Ciguatera can cause gastrointestinal, neuromuscular symptoms and res...
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Ciguatera

Seafood poisoning due to ciguatoxin, a toxin 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.
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ciguatera

Type: Term Pronunciation: sē′gwă-tār′ă Definitions: 1. An acute toxic syndrome with predominantly gastrointestinal and neuromuscular features induced by ingestion of the flesh or viscera of various marine fish of the Caribbean and tropic Pacific reefs that contain ciguatoxin. The lipid-soluble, heat-stable toxin is p...
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