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Lethal Pufferfish Poison Has Unexpected Role in Relieving Pain

Published July 10, 2019
Category: Pain Management
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When a pufferfish is filleted, one wrong slip of the knife can turn the seaborne delicacy deadly. Even in death, the pufferfish’s natural poison, called tetrodotoxin, is more poisonous than cyanide for anyone that ingests it. But scientists are interested in the potent toxin for another reason: its uncanny ability to fight pain.


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Last change: July 10, 2019

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