from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Poisoning caused by the consumption of substances or foods contaminated with aflatoxin.
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- n. disease caused by aflatoxin
The disease caused by aflatoxins is called aflatoxicosis, and in animals it primarily involves the liver.
Acute symptoms of aflatoxicosis can arise about three weeks after eating moldy grains.
History and gross necropsy findings are suggestive of aflatoxicosis as a cause of the mortalities.
Williams JH, Phillips TD, Jolly PE, Stiles JK, Jolly CM, et al. (2004) Human aflatoxicosis in developing countries: a review of toxicology, exposure, potential health consequences, and interventions.
Evidence of acute aflatoxicosis in humans has been reported primarily in developing countries lacking the resources to effectively screen aflatoxin contamination from the food supply.
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