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Glossary for Ackee Fruit Food poisoning

  • Balsam apple poisoning: The Balsam apple is a climbing vine which produces yellowish fruit. The fruit contains toxins - resin, saponic glycoside and alkaloids - which can cause various symptoms if eaten. Large amounts of the fruit or seeds to be consumed to cause toxicity. The leaves of the plant may be cooked, drained and eaten safely.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar level
  • Hypokalemia: Low levels of potassium in the body.
  • Hypothermia: Low body temperature
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Plant-related conditions: Medical conditions related to biological plants.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

 

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