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First things first: Dermal fillers aren't the same as neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport.
Meanwhile, hundreds of petrochemical plants peppered across the state’s lush swampy interior freely emit carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and neurotoxins into the air and water, as well as inject them deep into the earth.
Lead is a potent neurotoxin that is most dangerous to children under age 6, who can ingest it in contaminated soil or dust.
Venoms contain cytotoxins, cardiotoxins, hemotoxins and neurotoxins, components of which can be used in the treatment of cancer and many other medical conditions.
Botulism is a potent neurotoxin produced by the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
Lead, a potent neurotoxin, is most dangerous to young children who can ingest contaminated soil or dust.
But if the antitoxin isn't administered right away, the neurotoxin can cause muscle paralysis, which can take weeks or even years to reverse.
If an attacker does not back down, the black mamba will strike it over and over, injecting a plethora of potent neurotoxins each time.
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The nervous system is almost all-powerful in the body: all five senses depend on it, as do breathing, digestion, and the heart. So it's an obvious target for poisons, and neurotoxins have developed as weapons in many animals, including snakes, bees, and spiders. Some wasps use a neurotoxin to paralyze their prey so that it can be stored alive to be eaten later. Snake venom is often neurotoxic (as in cobras and coral snakes, for example), though it may instead be hemotoxic (as in rattlesnakes and coppermouths), operating on the circulatory system. Artificial neurotoxins, called nerve agents, have been developed by scientists as means of chemical warfare; luckily, few have ever been used.
Origin and Etymology of neurotoxin
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First Known Use: 1902See Words from the same year
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