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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A potent neurotoxin that is secreted by a dinoflagellate and can accumulate in the flesh of certain marine fish, such as grouper or snapper, causing ciguatera poisoning.
- cigua(tera) + toxin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In fact the toxin, called ciguatoxin, is the most potent sodium channel toxin known.”
“Ciguatera poisoning from fish is caused by a neurotoxin (ciguatoxin) present in the dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus. 13 The toxin is passed through the food chain and becomes concentrated in larger fish (greater thanthree kilograms) such as the kingfish and the sturgeon.”
“Avoid eating large fish from endemic areas of ciguatoxin.”
“Puffer fish grown in culture, for example, do not develop tetrodotoxins, and it is possible that the puffer fish, in addition to synthesizing tetrodotoxins, may serve as transvectors of either tetrodotoxin or ciguatoxin, a different chemical that originates in a dinoflagellate and causes paralytic shellfish poisonings.”
“St. Maarten's waters have long suffered from high levels of ciguatoxin, so Bervoets said the test results on lionfish were not a complete surprise.”
“The clear implication was that the ciguatoxin was present in the semen.”
“In the new cluster both partners had been poisoned so we don't know if the symptoms were the result of ciguatoxin in semen only or was the result of the commonly reported neurological symptoms characteristic of the syndrome.”
“If you develop symptoms suggestive of ciguatera, you should seek medical care and advocate for yourself by suggesting ciguatoxin ingestion as a possible cause of your symptoms.”
“People can get sick after eating one of the 400 different kinds of reef fish that can become contaminated with ciguatoxin.”
“A: I think you are referring to the cold allodynia that can occur from ciguatera, a food poisoning from eating seafood contaminated with ciguatoxin, and I will discuss this today.”
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