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neurotoxin

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

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

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

A substance that damages, destroys, or impairs the functioning of nerve tissue.
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Although various studies have been conducted on the lethality of mercury, the neurotoxicology of methylmercury in sublethal doses is of interest from an ecological point of view, as the substance presents alterations that have a great effect on the reproductive capacity and survival of animals in the natural environment.
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