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bungarotoxin

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noun bun·ga·ro·tox·in \ˈbəŋ-gə-rō-ˌtäk-sən\

Medical Definition of bungarotoxin

  1. :  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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