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neu·ro·tox·ic

(nū'rō-tok'sik),
Poisonous to substances in the nervous system.

neurotoxic

[noo͡r′ōtok′sik]
having a poisonous effect on nerves and nerve cells, such as the degenerative effect of ingested lead on peripheral nerves.

neurotoxic

adjective Referring to substances or activities with an adverse effect on the nervous system, leading to increased excitability, numbness, muscle cramps, paraesthesias, systemic failure or cardiac arrest.

neurotoxic

adjective Referring to substances or activities with an adverse effect on the nervous system, leading to ↑ excitability, numbness, muscle cramps, paresthesias, systemic failure or cardiac arrest. Cf Hematoxic.

neu·ro·tox·ic

(nūr'ō-tok'sik)
Poisonous to nervous tissue.

neurotoxic

pertaining to or emanating from a neurotoxin.

neurotoxic state
a case of poisoning by a neurotoxin.
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