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Foodborne illness (also foodborne disease and colloquially referred to as food poisoning) is any illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated food, pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites that contaminate food, as well as chemical or natural toxins such as poisonous mushrooms.

food poisoning n : illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food [syn: {gastrointestinal disorder}]


Gastroenteritis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation ("-itis") of the gastrointestinal tract that involves both the stomach ("gastro"-) and the small intestine ("entero"-), resulting in some combination of diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain and cramping.

stomach flu n : inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis [syn: {gastroenteritis}, {intestinal flu}]

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  • food-poisoning: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • stomach-flu: WordNet (r) 2.0

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