autotoxin


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au·to·in·tox·i·cant

(aw'tō-in-toks'i-kant),
An endogenous toxic agent that causes autointoxication.
Synonym(s): autotoxin

autotoxin

(ô′tō-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A poison that acts on the organism in which it is generated.

au′to·tox′ic adj.

autotoxin

A nonspecific term for any endogenous toxin or autoantibody.
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pectinata produced a chemical autotoxin that reduced its population growth rate and individual survival, thus imposing a density-dependent predator death rate.
The autotoxin also reduced rotifer survival, and this effect became stronger as rotifer density in the source of the medium increased [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2B OMITTED] (log-rank test, P [less than] 0.001).
Instead, the source of density-dependent mortality was the production of an unidentified autotoxin [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2B OMITTED].
TABLE Adult peripheral lymphadenopathy: The differential is broad (2-5) Autoimmune Malignancies Infections disorders Miscellaneous * Kaposi's * Brucellosis * Derma- * Amyloidosis sarcoma tomyositis * Leukemias * Coccidioidomycosis * Rheumatoid * Miscellaneous arthritis (autotoxins, * Lymphoma * Cytomegalovirus antivenoms, * Sjogren's streptokinase, * Metastases syndrome vaccines) * Human * Skin immunodeficiency * Systemic lupus * Sarcoidosis cancer virus erythematosus * Serum * Infectious sickness mononucleosis medications (such as * Lyme disease allopurinol, atenolol.
Directly implicated in this death, Verwoerdian apartheid is described through a Brobdingnagian allegory in which "the blond [sic] / colossus vomits its indigestible / black stepchildren like autotoxins" (DR, 52).
The results indicated that harmful microorganisms increase and beneficial microorganisms decrease, which were mediated by the accumulated autotoxins in rhizosphere soil of consecutively monocultured P.