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paralytic

1. of, relating to, or of the nature of paralysis
2. afflicted with or subject to paralysis
3. Brit informal very drunk
4. a person afflicted with paralysis
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Accumulation of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins in bivalves and an ascidian fed on Alexandrium tamarense cells.
A receptor binding assay for paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins: recent advances and applications.
With this information we may be able to eventually develop genetic markers and selectively breed shellfish stocks that accumulate little or no PST in a given region, reducing paralytic shellfish poisoning incidents and harvest losses, as well as be able to predict the evolution of resistance in areas that have only recently experienced paralytic-shellfish-poisoning outbreaks," commented Monica Bricelj, lead author of the study.
Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is a potentially fatal syndrome that occurs when shellfish consumers are exposed to harmful neurotoxins known as the saxitoxins (STXs) (Etheridge
We have also begun application to the National Health Services of Chile to recognize this procedure as a safe technology for paralytic shellfish poisoning decontamination.
KEY WORDS: paralytic shellfish poisoning, Alaska, shellfish, harmful algal blooms
Shellfish samples taken last week indicated that levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins had dropped below the alert level.
The algae Alexandrium fundyense are notorious for producing a toxin that accumulates in shellfish such as clams, mussels, and oysters, leading to paralytic shellfish poisoning in humans.
By law, Alaska shellfish must be tested for naturally occurring marine toxins, such as paralytic shellfish poisoning, before they can be sold.
For example, in a case in Guatemala, 187 people contracted paralytic shellfish poisoning, and 26 died, including half of the children who were exposed.
Amex: SEA), a marine biotechnology company and an international supplier and developer of animal nutrition and aqua-culture products worldwide, announced today that the United States and Chilean patent and trademark offices have approved the issuance patents for Bio-Aqua's paralytic shellfish poisoning cleansing technology.
Hazardous levels of toxin, causing paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) may be present in the mussels, according to Huff.