Medical Dictionary

bufotoxin

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noun bu·fo·tox·in \-ˈtäk-sən\

Medical Definition of bufotoxin

  1. :  a toxic steroid C40H60N4O10 obtained from the skin glands of the common toad of Europe (Bufo vulgaris) that resembles digitalis in physiological activity and yields bufotalin on hydrolysis; also :  any of several similar steroids from the secretions of other toads—compare bufagin


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