bufotoxin

noun

bu·​fo·​tox·​in -ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce bufotoxin (audio)
: 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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“Bufotoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bufotoxin. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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