tetrodotoxin

A potent neurotoxin (319 D) from the Japanese puffer fish. It binds to the sodium channel, blocking the passage of action potentials. Its activity closely resembles that of saxitoxin.

Tetrodotoxin

Tetrodotoxin inhibits the firing of action potentials in nerves by binding to the voltage-gated sodium channels in nerve cell membranes and blocking the passage of sodium ions (responsible for the rising phase of an action potential) into the nerve cell. Its mechanism of action, selective blocking of the sodium channel, was shown definitively in 1...
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tetrodotoxin

<protein> A potent neurotoxin (319 D) from the Japanese puffer fish. It binds to the sodium channel, blocking the passage of action potentials. Its activity closely resembles that of saxitoxin. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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tetrodotoxin

(tet┬┤ro-do-tok″sin) a highly lethal neurotoxin present in numerous species of puffer fish and in newts of the genus Taricha (in the latter it is called tarichatoxin); ingestion results in tetrodotoxism.
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tetrodotoxin

noun a powerful neurotoxin found in the ovaries of pufferfish
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tetrodotoxin

(TTX) Type: Term Pronunciation: tet′rō-dō-tok′sin Definitions: 1. A potent neurotoxin found in the liver and ovaries of the Japanese pufferfish, Sphoeroides rubripes, other species of pufferfish, and some newts; produces axonal blocks of the preganglionic cholinergic fibers and the somatic motor nerves. Tetrodotoxin blo...
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tetrodotoxin

n. potent neurotoxin in the saliva of blue-ringed octopi, named after the group of fish (tetrodontids) in which it is found native
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tetrodotoxin

tetrodotoxin, tetraodontoxin, spheroidin 1. A highly lethal neurotoxin present in numerous species of puffer fish and in certain newts (in which it is called tarichatoxin). Ingestion rapidly causes malaise, dizziness, and tingling around the mouth, which may be followed by ataxia, convulsions, respiratory paralysis, and death. 2. A potent neuroto...
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