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ex·o·tox·in

 (ĕk′sō-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A poisonous substance secreted by a microorganism and released into the medium in which it grows.

exotoxin

(ˌɛksəʊˈtɒksɪn)
n
(Microbiology) a toxin produced by a microorganism and secreted into the surrounding medium
ˌexoˈtoxic adj

ex•o•tox•in

(ˌɛk soʊˈtɒk sɪn)

n.
a soluble toxin excreted by a microorganism.
[1915–20]
ex`o•tox′ic, adj.
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Noun1.exotoxin - a toxin that is secreted by microorganisms into the surrounding medium
toxin - a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
endotoxin - a toxin that is confined inside the microorganisms and is released only when the microorganisms are broken down or die
Translations

ex·o·tox·in

n. exotoxina, veneno excretado por una bacteria, organismo vivo, contraria a la endotoxina, no liberada hasta que el organismo bacteria muere.
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These can be endotoxins (metabolic wastes from our body) or exotoxins (from food or other external sources).
Clostridia may produce potent bacterial exotoxins, usually causing rapid death.
They cover anatomical and physiological aspects, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment, infections in children, the involvement of the vaginal microbiome, asymptomatic urinary tract infections, prostatitis, pyelonephritis, and urosepsis; reservoirs of infection, antimicrobial resistance, phylogeny, virulence, and fitness factors, including exotoxins, the structure of adhesins, adaptive mutations, and intracellular persistence, as well as other uropathogens; and host responses and emerging therapeutics, including innate immunity, sensation and pain in the bladder, and drug and vaccine development.
The streptococcal M protein and exotoxins are 2 of several virulence factors in GAS (6).
Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), peptidoglycan, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), capsular polysaccharide and exotoxins are the known biologically active components to date.
The bacteria from the teeth drain into the body, dumping endotoxins and exotoxins into the bloodstream, chopping down phosphorylase in the mitochondria and other related enzymatic reactions, which provoke a host of disease symptoms as well as disturbed mental health.
hyicus are exotoxins, such as enterotoxins and exfoliative toxins.
cereus produce non-proteinous insecticidal exotoxins; in addition, a small proteinous exotoxin is also produce by B.
Botulism is an intoxication caused by exotoxins of Clostridium botulinum.
Many virulence factors have been described, such as antibiotic resistance, production of exotoxins and enzymes that contribute to its ability to colonize and cause disease (1,4).
In almost any disease and any adverse (stressful) exposure on organism-activated processes of free-radical oxidation leads to the accumulation of toxic substances, which are referred to as exotoxins.