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A poison that acts on the organism in which it is generated.

au′to·tox′ic adj.
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(Pathology) any poison or toxin formed in the organism upon which it acts. See autointoxication
ˌautoˈtoxic adj
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High risk A hazardous chemical should be chemicals considered as high risk if it is: * a chemical that is carcinogenic * a chemical that is mutagenic, geotaxis or has reproductive hazards * a chemical which affects the central nervous system (which can also affect hearing due to autotoxin effects).
Several factors contribute to cancer cell motility, including insulin-like growth factor 11 (IGF-Il) and autotoxin (ATX), hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF), etc.
The key to ATX-Red is its ability to see when autotoxin (ATX), an enzyme associated with several diseases, is elevated within the body.
Reasons for increased crop yield in an intercropping system may be summarized as follows: unilateral benefits in crop growth and/or reproduction, reduction in parent autotoxin effects of certain crops, potential compensatory growth from vagaries of the environment [26].
To test a possible mechanism causing stabilization by enrichment, I conducted experiments to search for the production of an autotoxin that causes density-dependent mortality in the predator.
It has been suggested that replanting disease is induced by autotoxins exuded by the roots, and some research effort has been dedicated to identifying the nature of these autotoxins (Wu et al., 2011; Li et al., 2012; Gu et al., 2013).