neurotoxin


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neu·ro·tox·in

 (no͝or′ō-tŏk′sĭn, nyo͝or′-)
n.
A toxin that damages or destroys nerve tissue.

neu′ro·tox′ic (-tŏk′sĭk) adj.
neu′ro·tox·ic′i·ty (-tŏk-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

neurotoxin

(ˌnjʊərəʊˈtɒksɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) any of several natural substances that interfere with the electrical activities of nerves, thus preventing them from functioning
ˌneuroˈtoxic adj

neu•ro•tox•in

(ˈnʊər oʊˌtɒk sɪn, ˈnyʊər-, ˌnʊər oʊˈtɒk-, ˌnyʊər-)

n.
a neurotoxic substance, as rattlesnake venom.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neurotoxin - any toxin that affects neural tissues
botulinum toxin - any of several neurotoxins that are produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum; causes muscle paralysis
domoic acid - a neurotoxin that is deadly for humans; found in various marine algae
saxitoxin - a powerful neurotoxin produced by certain dinoflagellates found in red tides; it can accumulate in mollusks that feed on the dinoflagellates and cause food poisoning to humans
toxin - a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
kokoi venom - a potent neurotoxin found in a particular frog
tetrodotoxin - a powerful neurotoxin found in the ovaries of pufferfish
Translations

neurotoxin

n (Pharm) → Neurotoxin nt (spec), → Nervengift nt

neu·ro·tox·in

n. neurotoxina, cualquier toxina que se asienta específicamente sobre tejido nervioso.
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