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neurotoxicity

[ noor-oh-tok-sis-i-tee, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti, ˌnyʊər- /
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noun

the degree to which a substance is poisonous to nerve tissue.
Pathology. the condition resulting from exposure to a neurotoxin.

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Origin of neurotoxicity

First recorded in 1945–50; neuro- + toxicity
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