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en·ter·o·tox·in

 (ĕn′tə-rō-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A toxin produced by bacteria that is specific for intestinal cells and causes the vomiting and diarrhea associated with food poisoning.

enterotoxin

(ˌɛntərəʊˈtɒksɪn)
n
(Pathology) a toxin that originates in the intestine, causing vomiting and diarrhoea

en•ter•o•tox•in

(ˌɛn tə roʊˈtɒk sɪn)

n.
a toxic substance produced by certain bacteria that on ingestion causes violent vomiting and diarrhea.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enterotoxin - a cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa
cytotoxin - any substance that has a toxic effect on cells
staphylococcal enterotoxin - a soluble exotoxin produced by some strains of staphylococcus; a cause of food poisoning
Translations

en·ter·o·tox·in

n. enterotoxina, toxina producida en el intestino.

enterotoxin

n enterotoxina
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This contact might have transmitted infectious material and/or enterotoxins from one food item to another in the pre-prepared serving tray.
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Foods stored at ambient temperature for a prolonged period will allow the toxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus to multiply and form elaborate enterotoxins which can cause food poisoning.
Due to published results of Staphylococcal, enterotoxins act as superantigen and causes of inflammation disease.
perfringens and its enterotoxins in food samples [2,3].
Infections with bacteria and viruses cause diarrhea mainly through enterotoxins which activate secretory processes, cholera enterotoxin is the prototype toxin.
Some strains produce one or more exoproteins, including staphylococcal enterotoxins (SE), toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSST-1), exfoliative toxins (ET) and leukocidins (4).
aureus is capable of producing one or more of a family of enterotoxins that known as Staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs).
difficile infects the human gut and releases enterotoxins and cytotoxins, causing severe diarrhea and inflammation.