hepatotoxin


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hep·a·to·tox·in

 (hĕp′ə-tō-tŏk′sĭn, hĭ-păt′ō-)
n.
A substance capable of causing damage to the liver.
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Noun1.hepatotoxin - any toxin that affects the liver
toxin - a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
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hep·a·to·tox·in

n. hepatotoxina, toxina destructora de células hepáticas.
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Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is well-known to be extensively used hepatotoxin for decades; persuading liver injury in different experimental approaches (Basu, 2003).
Identification of an enzymatically formed glutathione conjugate of the cyanobacterial hepatotoxin microcystin-LR: the first step of detoxication.
[CCl.sub.4] is a well-known hepatotoxin that is popular in liver fibrosis and cirrhosis studies in rodents.
Carbon tetrachloride (C[Cl.sub.4]), a well-known hepatotoxin, is widely used in laboratory animals to induce liver injuries including liver fibrosis.
C[Cl.sub.4] is the most widely used hepatotoxin in the study of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in rodents.
Blood samples were drawn under mild anesthesia through cardiac puncture 24 h after the hepatotoxin administration.
Paul Raj, "Studies on the metabolism of a monoterpene ketone, r-(+pulegone-a hepatotoxin in rat: Isolation and characterization of new metabolites," Xenobiotica, vol.
Various aspects of liver damage and chronic liver disorders like inflammation, fibrosis, and liver injury caused by a mixture of hepatotoxin carbon tetrachloride and diethylnitrosamine are susceptive of hepatocarcinogenesis when exposed to LPS-induced TLR4 signaling [14].
Animals received syrups by gavage, prophylactically five days prior to the injection of hepatotoxin and free days after intoxication within ten days of the experimental rats were injected syrups.
Shrimp exposure to cyanobacteria could reduce growth and cause mortality in shrimp farms, during intensive blooms of hepatotoxin production, shrimps can accumulate toxins [18].
One of the most common cyanotoxins found in eutrophic systems is microcystin, a hepatotoxin produced by certain genera of cyanobacteria such as Microcystis, Anabaena, Oscillatoria and Nostoc.