enterotoxin
noun Date: circa 1928 a toxin that is produced by microorganisms (as some staphylococci) and causes gastrointestinal symptoms (as in some forms of food poisoning or cholera)

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  • Enterotoxin — An enterotoxin (not to be confused with endotoxin) is a protein toxin released by a microorganism in the intestine. Enterotoxins are frequently cytotoxic and kill cells by altering the permeability of the epithelial cells of the intestinal wall.… …   Wikipedia

  • enterotoxin — noun a cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa • Hypernyms: ↑cytotoxin • Hyponyms: ↑staphylococcal enterotoxin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Enterotoxin — Enterotoxine (griechisch von enteron = Darm und toxíne = giftig) sind Gifte, welche den Darm angreifen und oft Verursacher von Nahrungsmittelvergiftungen mit nachfolgender Gastroenteritis sind. Es handelt sich um Proteine, die von manchen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • enterotoxin — (en ter o tok sin) A toxin specifically affecting the cells of the intestinal mucosa, causing vomiting and diarrhea …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • enterotoxin — /en teuh roh tok sin/, n. Pathol. a toxic substance produced by certain bacteria that on ingestion causes violent vomiting and diarrhea. [1935 40; ENTERO + TOXIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • enterotoxin — noun Any of several toxins produced by intestinal bacteria …   Wiktionary

  • enterotoxin — A cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa. Clostridium perfringens e. a toxin produced by Clostridium perfringens that alters membrane permeability. cytotonic e. an e. which morphologically changes, but does not kill, the target …   Medical dictionary

  • Enterotoxin — Entero|toxi̱n [↑Enteron u. ↑Toxin] s; s, e: Bakteriengift, das zu schweren Vergiftungserscheinungen mit Brechdurchfällen und Kollaps führt …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Enterotoxin — En|te|ro|to|xin das; s, e: Bakteriengift, das zu schweren Vergiftungserscheinungen mit Brechdurchfällen u. ↑Kollaps führt (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • enterotoxin — n. toxin which originates in the intestine (causes food poisoning) …   English contemporary dictionary

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