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neurotoxin

 [noor´o-tok″sin]
a substance that is poisonous or destructive to nerve tissue.

neu·ro·tox·in

(nū'rō-tok'sin),
1. Synonym(s): neurolysin
2. Any toxin that acts specifically on nervous tissue.

neurotoxin

(no͝or′ō-tŏk′sĭn, nyo͝or′-)
n.
A toxin that damages or destroys nerve tissue.

neu′ro·tox′ic (-tŏk′sĭk) adj.
neu′ro·tox·ic′i·ty (-tŏk-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

neurotoxin

Toxicology A substance that is toxic or destroys nerve tissue–eg, exotoxins, present in plants and animals and either block conduction of the nerve impulse or synaptic transmission, by binding to the voltage-gated Na+ channel protein or ↑ neuronal activity. See Conotoxin, Conus, Puffer fish, Red tide, Shiga neurotoxin.

neu·ro·tox·in

(nūr'ō-tok'sin)
1. Synonym(s): neurolysin.
2. Any toxin that acts specifically on nervous tissue.

Neurotoxin

A substance that damages, destroys, or impairs the functioning of nerve tissue.
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