food poisoning

Definitions of food poisoning
  1. noun
    illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
    synonyms: gastrointestinal disorder
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    food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly
    mushroom poisoning
    toxic condition caused by eating certain species of mushrooms (especially Amanita species)
    ptomaine, ptomaine poisoning
    a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines
    a kind of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium
    type of:
    illness, malady, sickness, unwellness
    impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
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