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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.
(Biochemistry) any of several natural substances that interfere with the electrical activities of nerves, thus preventing them from functioning
neu•ro•tox•in(ˈnʊər oʊˌtɒk sɪn, ˈnyʊər-, ˌnʊər oʊˈtɒk-, ˌnyʊər-)
a neurotoxic substance, as rattlesnake venom.
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|Noun||1.||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
n (Pharm) → Neurotoxin nt (spec), → Nervengift nt
n. neurotoxina, cualquier toxina que se asienta específicamente sobre tejido nervioso.