saxitoxin

NOUN
  1. a powerful neurotoxin produced by certain dinoflagellates found in red tides; it can accumulate in mollusks that feed on the dinoflagellates and cause food poisoning to humans
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  • Algal toxins arising from the blooms include microcystin, anatoxin-a, cylindrospermopsin and saxitoxin, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio Home Page
  • Advisories will remain in effect until there have been two consecutive weeks of non-detection for anatoxin-a, saxitoxin and cylindrospermopsin and two consecutive weeks of microcystin below 20 ppb (set by the World Health Organization as the upper end of the moderate-risk range for contact with microcystin). daytondailynews.com - News
  • Since rapid onset of symptoms after a meal of pufferfish could indicate saxitoxin poisoning; it is recommended to call the local poison control center and go to the nearest hospital ED for evaluation. 9 Fish poisonings and envenomations
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