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n. - A powerful neurotoxin produced by certain dinoflagellates found in red tides.

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  • The poison implicated was called saxitoxin and is thought to build up in puffers through the mollusks, clams, mussels and scallops they eat.
  • The toxin, known as saxitoxin, disrupts normal nerve functions and can cause paralysis and death by respiratory failure within two to 24 hours, Sea Fisheries said in a...
  • Naturally-occurring toxins that can be used as weapons include ricin (WA), SEB (UC), botulism toxin (XR), saxitoxin (TZ), and many mycotoxins.
  • Perhaps the best overview is provided in the excellent paper by C. Y. Kao, Tetrodotoxin, saxitoxin and their significance in the study of excitation phenomenon,... for more
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