Irukandji Syndrome

February 1, 2010

Irukandji jellyfish

Irukandji syndrome is a very, very disturbing reaction to a jellyfish string. Apart from the horrible pain, the weirdest part is that it causes a ‘sense of impending doom’- a simple chemical creates specific thoughts (Catecholamine, which is part of the fight-or-flight response apparently).

(From here)

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