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te•tro•do•tox•in



Pronunciation: (te-trō"du-tok'sin), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/tetrodotoxin.html on line 73 [key]
n. Pharm.
a neurotoxin, C11H17N3O3, occurring in a species of puffer fish: ingestion of the toxin is usually rapidly fatal due to heart failure or asphyxiation; used experimentally to block impulse conduction potential in excitable cells.

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