Pharmacology Quiz #21: Ingested Seafood Toxins

1. A 32-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with perioral numbness, tingling in her extremities, and a feeling of "floating" 30 minutes after consuming a seafood dinner. Her vital signs are within normal limits, and her physical examination is unremarkable except for the described symptoms. Which of the following toxins is most likely responsible for her symptoms? 

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2. A 45-year-old man presents to the emergency department 2 hours after eating sushi. He complains of severe abdominal pain, nausea, and a sensation of his mouth "burning." He also mentions that the fish had an unusually peppery and metallic taste. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his symptoms?

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3. A group of friends developed acute gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms after consuming homemade canned tuna. One of the friends, a 26-year-old woman, presented with double vision, difficulty swallowing, and progressive muscle weakness. Which of the following toxins is most likely responsible for her symptoms?

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4. A 39-year-old man presents with diarrhea, nausea, and tingling around his mouth within hours after eating shellfish. He mentions that the shellfish had a slightly sweet taste. Which of the following toxins is most likely responsible for his symptoms? 

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5. A 50-year-old man develops severe vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps 6 hours after consuming raw oysters. He is otherwise healthy and takes no medications. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his symptoms?

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