Definition of Ciguatera

1. Noun. A foodborne poisoning in humans caused by eating marine species whose flesh is contaminated with ciguatoxin. ¹



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Definition of Ciguatera

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ciguatera

1. A form of fish poisoning that results from eating reef fish which are normally nontoxic. Thought to be secondary to a toxic substances which accumulates in the tissues of certain fish at a particularly time of the year. Symptoms include: tingling around the lips, nausea, vomiting, weakness and numbness. Occurs shortly after eating tainted fish. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ciguatera

cigarettes
cigarfish
cigarillo
cigarilloes
cigarillos
cigarless
cigarlike
cigarmaker
cigarmakers
cigarmaking
cigars
ciggie
ciggies
ciggy
cigs
ciguatera (current term)
ciguateras
ciguateratoxin
ciguateratoxins
ciguatoxin
ciguatoxins
cilantro
cilantros
cilastatin
cilastatin sodium
cilazapril
cilia
cilial
ciliary
ciliary arteries

Literary usage of Ciguatera

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1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechno (1992)
"About 800 species of fish have been known to produce ciguatera, and common types that have been known to carry ciguatera include barracuda, grouper, ..."

2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"For this reason ciguatera is almost confined to the tropics. ... Pensacola, Florida. a fatal disease resembling ciguatera has been occasionally produced by ..."

3. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air DivingSports & Recreation (1999)
"Signs and symptoms of ciguatera fish poisoning may be misdiagnosed as ... Because of rapid modern travel and refrigeration, ciguatera poisoning may occur ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"trigger fishes — a poisonous alkaloid is developed which causes a very dangerous disease known in Cuba as ciguatera. This poison attacks the nervous system, ..."

5. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"In the tropics everywhere, as already explained, certain fishes are at times poisonous, causing a disorder known in Cuba as ciguatera l and apparently due ..."

6. Fish Stories Alleged and Experienced: With a Little History Natural and by Charles Frederick Holder, David Starr Jordan (1909)
"The flesh of the porcupine fish, as of numerous related species, causes the disease in the tropics called ciguatera. This is often fatal, and shows itself ..."

7. Health Information for International Travel edited by Rosamond R. Dewart (1999)
"The most common type of fish poisoning in travelers is ciguatera fish poisoning. ... The potential for ciguatera poisoning exists in all subtropical and ..."

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