tetrodotoxin

noun te·tro·do·tox·in \ te-ˌtrō-də-ˈtäk-sən \
Updated on: 24 Feb 2018

Definition of tetrodotoxin

: a neurotoxin C11H17N3O8 found especially in puffer fish that blocks nerve conduction by suppressing permeability of the nerve fiber to sodium ions

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Origin and Etymology of tetrodotoxin

International Scientific Vocabulary tetrodo- (from New Latin Tetrodon, genus of tropical marine fishes) + toxin


Medical Dictionary

tetrodotoxin

noun te·tro·do·tox·in \ te-ˌtrōd-ə-ˈtäk-sən \

medical Definition of tetrodotoxin

: a neurotoxin C11H17N3O8 that is found especially in pufferfishes and that blocks nerve conduction by suppressing permeability of the nerve fiber to sodium ions

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