food poisoning

food poisoning
A general term usually referring to a gastrointestinal disease caused by the ingestion of food contaminated by pathogens or their toxins.

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  • food poisoning — an acute gastrointestinal condition characterized by such symptoms as headache, fever, chills, abdominal and muscular pain, nausea, diarrhea, and prostration, caused by foods that are naturally toxic, as poisonous mushrooms, by vegetable foods… …   Universalium

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  • food poisoning — N UNCOUNT If you get food poisoning, you become ill because you have eaten food that has gone bad. He had suffered a serious case of food poisoning over the Christmas holidays …   English dictionary

  • food poisoning — /ˈfud pɔɪzənɪŋ/ (say foohd poyzuhning) noun 1. an acute illness caused by eating contaminated food, usually presenting gastrointestinal symptoms. It may be due to the ingestion of organisms, as salmonellae or toxins, formed by organisms as in… …   Australian English dictionary

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