bacterial toxin


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Noun1.bacterial toxin - any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells
Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin, epsilon toxin - a bacterial toxin produced by clostridium perfringens; causes intense abdominal cramps and diarrhea that begins 8-22 hours after consumption of foods containing large numbers of these bacteria
toxin - a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
anatoxin, toxoid - a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin; "diphtheria toxoid"
botulin, botulinus toxin, botulismotoxin - potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon
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Tetanus is a serious disease caused by a bacterial toxin that affects your nervous system, leading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of your jaw and neck muscles while Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria.
A bacterial toxin tied to pneumonia initiates an inflammatory response in the lungs of mice.
Research on a bacterial toxin first discovered in Adelaide, Australia has led to the development of a new blood test for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, a global disease which kills over 150,000 women every year.
In the study, the researchers injected mice with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) - a non-infectious bacterial toxin that causes symptoms associated with sickness.
Researchers injected mice with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a non-infectious bacterial toxin that causes inflammation, activation of the immune system, and other symptoms associated with sickness.
Determination of some bacteria toxins associated with contact lenses (CL) after different using periods (0, 1, 5, 10 and 15 Days) with immuno-Tecra technique Bacterial toxin Usage periods of contact lenses (day) 0 1 Bacillus spp.
Gladue, "Linezolid effects on bacterial toxin production and host immune response: review of the evidence," Current Therapeutic Research- Clinical and Experimental, vol.
It is now well-accepted that this potent bacterial toxin plays an important role in producing necrotizing fasciitis (NF), the rapid infection of soft tissue referred to as flesh-eating" disease.
In experiments, researchers injected mice with a bacterial toxin or punctured the animals' colons.
Ehrenberg, "The bacterial toxin RelE displays codon-specific cleavage of mRNAs in the ribosomal A site," Cell, vol.
It has identified a novel autoimmune target for this subset of IBS cases because of the development of cross-reacting antibodies between a bacterial toxin and a protein important for controlling gastrointestinal motility.
The stool and blood results also came negative with no indication of bacterial toxin."