If you do accidentally eat a large number of hammerhead worms, unfortunately, there’s no antidote to tetrodotoxin. But, if you receive prompt supportive treatment, like being put on a respirator, for example, you have a good chance of surviving. And although you’ll be completely paralyzed, you’ll be conscious and aware of what’s going on the whole time. So don’t eat the worms.
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