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Glossary for Marine turtle poisoning -- Leatherback Turtle

  • Bites, stings and other animal-related conditions: Medical conditions caused by animals, such as bites and stings.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Marine turtle poisoning -- Soft-shelled Turtle: Soft-shelled turtles are found and eaten in the rivers and coastal waters of Southeast Asia. It is believed that sometimes these turtles become poisonous when the eat toxic algae which occur at certain times of the year. Symptoms vary in nature and severity amongst patients - obviously the more that is eaten, the more severe the symptoms are.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Rapid heart beat: Excessively rapid heart beat.
  • Striped Blister Beetle poisoning: The striped blister beetle is native to many parts of America and Canada. Animals that accidentally eat the beetles can become quite ill and they can also cause symptoms in humans if accidentally ingested. The beetles contain toxic substances called cantharidin and pederin which can cause symptoms through skin or eye exposure as well as through ingestion.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

 

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