paralytic shellfish poisoning
Definition: a spectrum of neurologic symptoms secondary to saxitoxin (q.v.) ingestion, including oral, facial, and other paresthesias; gastrointestinal upset, including nausea, emesis, and diarrhea; weakness and paralysis; death is uncommon.
Synonym(s): saxitoxin poisoning
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