toad venom

toad venom,

n a secretion from the sebaceous and parotid glands of
Bufo bufo gargarizans, Chinese toad, which is dried and used in traditional Chinese medicine; highly toxic and only used in minute amounts. Overdose has been associated with serious, occasionally fatal cases of cardiotoxicity. Also called
ch'an su.
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We wanted to apply a Western medicine-based approach to explore the role of the toad venom compound in cancer patients and test if it is possible to deliver a more potent dose without raising toxicities or side effects," Cohen added.
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Since DSHEA became law, substances as varied as paint stripper, bat shit, toad venom, and lamb placenta have all been imported from overseas, bottled up--often by people with no scientific or health backgrounds--and marketed as dietary supplements to unsuspecting American consumers.