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Glossary for Botulism food poisoning

  • Bacillaceae Infections: Infection with bacteria from the Bacillaceae family. Bacillaceae infection can cause a variety of diseases depending on the specific bacteria involved e.g. anthrax, tetanus, botulism.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Blepharoptosis: Droopy upper eyelid. The condition may be caused by such things as stroke, brain tumor, diabetes and myasthenia gravis.
  • Blurred vision: Blurriness of vision or images.
  • Campylobacter jejuni: Rod shaped bacteria causing diarrhea.
  • Cholera: An acute bacterial disease transmitted through food or water contaminated with human faeces. The intestinal infection is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Diabetic Diarrhea: Diarrhea that occurs in diabetics as a result of the damage done by diabetes to the digestive system. Digestive system damage is caused by intestinal neuropathy (damage to intestinal nerves) or bacterial overgrowth or both.
  • Dilated pupils: A condition characterized by the dilatation of the pupils of the eye
  • Diplopia: Double vision
  • Diseases contagious from food: Diseases that can be contracted from food
  • Double vision: Double vision
  • Droopy eye-lid: Droopiness of the eyelids (ptosis)
  • Dry mouth: A condition characterized by the sensation of a dry mouth
  • Dry throat: A condition which is characterized by a sensation of dryness in ones throat
  • Dysarthria: Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder characterized by difficulty forming and expressing words that is the result of injury to or pathology of the nervous system.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Food poisoning: Poisoning from a substance or microbe in food.
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: A rare progressive form of ascending polyneuropathy believed to be an autoimmune response.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • High fever: Where a patient has an elevated temperature
  • Infant botulism food poisoning: Very dangerous food poisoning needing medical attention.
  • Listeriosis: Bacterial food poisoning
  • Meningitis: Dangerous infection of the membranes surrounding the brain.
  • Mouth pain: Pain or burning of the mouth
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Myasthenia Gravis: An autoimmune disorder which interferes with nerve impulses to muscles and hence results in weak, easily fatigued muscles.
  • Open Wound: Any wound that affects the skin and is open to the outside environment
  • Ophthalmoplegia: A disorder that is characterised by the paralysis of the eye muscles
  • Paralysis: The loss of motor function due to dysfunction of the spinal cord
  • Polio: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
  • Respiratory failure: Failure of the respiratory system
  • Respiratory muscle paralysis: Respiratory paralysis occurs when the muscles associated with breathing become do weak to function properly. Breathing becomes difficulty and severe cases can result in death if breathing assistance is not delivered. The condition can result from such things as motor neuron disease, trauma and myopathy.
  • Respiratory paralysis: Respiratory paralysis occurs when the muscles associated with breathing become do weak to function properly. Breathing becomes difficulty and severe cases can result in death if breathing assistance is not delivered. The condition can result from such things as motor neuron disease, trauma and myopathy.
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Stroke: Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Tick paralysis: Paralysis from Australian tick bites

 

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