Medical Dictionary: Ciguatera


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Ciguatera: Another name for Ciguatera poisoning.
Ciguatera (condition): Rare toxic food poisoning from eating contaminated fish

Ciguatera: Ciguatera poisoning or ciguatera is caused by eating contaminated tropical reef fish. Ciguatoxins that cause ciguatera poisoning are actually produced by microscopic sea plants called dinoflagellates. These toxins become progressively concentrated as they move up the food chain from small fish to large fish that eat them, and reach particularly high concentrations in large predatory tropical reef fish.1

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1. excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD

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