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Glossary for Amnesic shellfish poisoning

  • Absence of septum pellucidum: The absence of the thin membrane that separates the two halves of the brain. The defect itself is not a disorder but is usually observed as a characteristic of a condition called septo-optic dysplasia which also involves optic nerve and pituitary abnormalities.
  • Anaphylaxis: A rare, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
  • Bites, stings and other animal-related conditions: Medical conditions caused by animals, such as bites and stings.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Disorientation: Disorientation is an abnormal mental state in which a person is unaware of or confused to person, place, or date/time.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Forgetfulness: Forgetting things or loss of memory ability
  • Gastrointestinal distress: When there is a medical condition that detrimentally affects the gastrointestinal system
  • 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
  • Marine toxins: Toxins produced by marine animals
  • Paralysis: The loss of motor function due to dysfunction of the spinal cord
  • 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.
  • Seizures -- intellectual deficit due to hydroxylysinuria: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Stomach Conditions: Any condition that affects a persons stomach
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body


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