a neurotoxic substance, as rattlesnake venom or the poison of a black widow spider.
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How to use neurotoxin in a sentence
Massive doses of pesticides, including banned neurotoxins, and antibiotics are deployed against the parasites and pathogens.
His results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1979, transformed scientists’ view of lead as one of humanity’s most potent neurotoxins and helped win him a nomination for a Nobel prize.50 years of research shows there is no safe level of childhood lead exposure | Michael J. Coren | June 16, 2022 | Quartz
Somfai highlighted this leap forward in efficiency using the neurotoxin strychnine.An easier, greener way to build molecules wins the chemistry Nobel Prize | Jonathan Lambert | October 6, 2021 | Science News
Alternatively, neurotoxins could once have been more common among rattlesnake species, only to be lost through evolution.Rattlesnake venom is lethal, but understanding it could save lives | Kate Baggaley | January 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
By then, people had been exposed not only to high amounts of lead, a neurotoxin that is especially damaging to children, but a series of bacterial outbreaks.
Some difficulty in breathing can occur, especially if large amounts of neurotoxin are present in the venom.
British Dictionary definitions for neurotoxin
any of several natural substances that interfere with the electrical activities of nerves, thus preventing them from functioning
- neurotoxic, adjective
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