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haemotoxin

(ˌhiːməʊˈtɒksɪn; ˌhɛm-) or

hemotoxin

n
(Biology) biology a substance that destroys red blood cells
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5) Hemotoxins may disrupt blood clotting and cause generalized tissue damage, and they are associated with myonecrosis and gangrene in humans.
Broadly there are two types of toxins namely neurotoxins which attack the central nervous system and hemotoxins which target the circulatory system (Markland 1998).
Additionally, students learn about numerous different types of toxins, such as neurotoxins, hemotoxins and necrotoxins, and how each affects different organs in the body.