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Ataxic

without motor coordination

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Cardiac glycosides

class of plant molecule that has therapeutic effect in heart failure and A-fib, but highly toxic

3

Confabulate

to unconsciously fill in gaps of memory with events that could have happened, but did not happen

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Myoclonus

involuntary muscle jerking or twitching

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Nystagmus

rapid, involuntary eye movement in any direction. Often a sign of neurologic or toxicologic problem

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Scombroid fish poisoning

toxicity due to ingestion of contaminated fish in which bacterial substances convert compounds in fish tissue to histamine.

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Toxidromes

collections of signs and symptoms associated with a class of toxins

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Toxins

any substances that have a negative effect on the body