bungarotoxin

noun
bun·​ga·​ro·​tox·​in | \ ˈbəŋ-gə-rō-ˌtäk-sən How to pronounce bungarotoxin (audio) \

Medical Definition of bungarotoxin

: a potent polypeptide neurotoxin that is obtained from krait venom and yields three electrophoretic fractions of which the one designated α is used especially to label acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junctions because it binds irreversibly to them and blocks their activity often used with one of the Greek prefixes α-, β-, or γ- to indicate the electrophoretic fractions

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“Bungarotoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bungarotoxin. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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