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ackee poisoning

 

Definition: an acute and frequently fatal vomiting disease associated with central nervous system symptoms and marked hypoglycemia, caused by eating unripe ackee fruit of Blighia spaida, a tree common in Jamaica.

Synonym(s): Jamaican vomiting sickness

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