mycotoxicosis


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mycotoxicosis

 [mi″ko-tok-sĭ-ko´sis]
1. poisoning due to a fungal or bacterial toxin.
2. poisoning due to ingestion of toxic fungi such as mushrooms; see mushroom poisoning.

my·co·tox·i·co·sis

(mī'kō-tok'si-kō'sis),
Poisoning due to the ingestion of preformed substances produced by the action of certain fungi on particular foodstuffs or ingestion of the fungi themselves; for example, ergotism.
[myco- + G. toxikon, poison, + -osis, condition]

mycotoxicosis

/my·co·tox·i·co·sis/ (mi″ko-tok-sĭ-ko´sis)
1. poisoning due to a fungal or bacterial toxin.
2. poisoning due to ingestion of fungi, especially mushrooms; see also Amanita.

mycotoxicosis

(mī′kō-tŏk′sĭ-kō′sĭs)
n.
Poisoning caused by ingestion of a mycotoxin.

mycotoxicosis

[mī′kōtok′sikō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, mykes + toxikon, poison, osis, condition
a systemic poisoning caused by toxins produced by fungal organisms.

my·co·tox·i·co·sis

(mī'kō-tok-si-kō'sis)
Poisoning due to the ingestion of preformed substances produced by the action of some fungi on particular foodstuffs or by ingestion of the fungi themselves; e.g., ergotism.
[myco- + G. toxikon, poison, + -osis, condition]

my·co·tox·i·co·sis

(mī'kō-tok-si-kō'sis)
Poisoning due to ingestion of preformed substances produced by action of some fungi on particular foodstuffs or ingestion of fungi themselves; e.g., ergotism.
[myco- + G. toxikon, poison, + -osis, condition]

mycotoxicosis

1. poisoning due to a fungal toxin.
2. poisoning due to ingestion of fungi is poisoning caused by fungal toxins, resulting from the ingestion of moldy feeds or as toxins produced by fungi that parasitize living plants externally or live in the tissues of the plants as endophytes.
The common toxic fungi on standing crops are Alternaria, Claviceps, Fusarium, Helminthosporium and Rhizopus spp. On stored feeds the common ones are Aspergillus, Fusarium and Penicillium. There are a number of identified specific poisonous fungi, but it is probable that there are a great number of fungal toxic incidents that go unnoticed. Food animals are frequently exposed to fungi on moldy stored food and also on standing plants and on the litter lying at the ground surface in a pasture. See also facial eczema, ryegrass staggers, lupinus poisoning, stachybotryotoxicosis.
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Consumption of some mycotoxins at levels does not cause overt clinical mycotoxicosis but may suppress immune function and lower resistance to diseases.
Recently studies also suggested that adsorbents (a variety of clays, bentonites, zeolites, phyllosilicates and synthetic aluminosilicates) can prevent or reduce the mycotoxicosis bioavailability and its detrimental effects on animals because of its binding effect with aflatoxins, zearalenone and the ammonium, (Abdel-Wahhab et al.