Aflatoxin

Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins that are produced by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, species of fungi. The name was created around 1960 after the discovery that the source of turkey X disease was A```spergillus ```fla```vus``` toxins. Aflatoxins are toxic and among the most carcinogenic substances known. A...
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aflatoxin

(from the article `Reye syndrome`) Reye syndrome commonly occurs during recovery from a viral illness, but it can also occur following aflatoxin or warfarin poisoning. It has also been ... There also are chemical carcinogens that occur naturally in the environment. One of the most important of these substances is aflatoxin B1; this ... ...
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aflatoxin

<chemical, microbiology, oncology> A fungal toxin which is a powerful liver carcinogen, found particularly in undeveloped and developing countries. ... A group of closely related toxic metabolites that are designated mycotoxins. They are produced by aspergillus flavus and a. Parasiticus. Members of the group include aflatoxin b1, aflatoxin b2...
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aflatoxin

noun a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
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aflatoxin

A harmful substance made by certain types of mold (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) that is often found on poorly stored grains and nuts. Consumption of foods contaminated with aflatoxin is a risk factor for primary liver cancer.
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Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mycotoxin produced by two types of mold
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Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin is a toxin produced naturally by the mould Aspergillus flavus commonly found in peanuts, cottonseed, soybeans, wheat, barley, maize, sorghum and nuts such as pistachios, almonds and cacao. Symptoms of poisoning include weight loss, loss of co-ordination, convulsions and death. It also damages the liver and causes liver tumours when consum...
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Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin: A toxin produced by mold that can damage the liver and may lead to liver cancer. Aflatoxins cause cancer in some animals. The fungi that produce aflatoxin grow on crops such as peanuts (especially) and wheat, corn, beans and rice. Aflatoxin is a problem particularly in undeveloped and developing countries. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurr...
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Aflatoxin

Mould found on peanuts that can cause primary liver cancer.
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aflatoxin

Type: Term Pronunciation: af′lă-tok′sin Definitions: 1. Toxic metabolites of some Aspergillus strains including the fungi Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus, and Aspergillus oryzae. They may play a role in the etiology of primary cancer of the liver in humans and produce disease in animals that eat peanut meal and other fe...
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