food poisoning

  

Definition

Disorder of digestive system caused from eating food (usually meat) contaminated with certain microorganism (that contain or produce toxins) or poisonous chemicals such as lead and mercury, or that is inherently harmful such as blow fish and poisonous berries and fungi. Its symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, running diarrhea, and vomiting. Some types of food poisoning (such as botulism) can be fatal.

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