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poison

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anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

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a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species

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ARS developed a faster, better test to detect harmful bacterial toxins.
It is now well-accepted that this potent bacterial toxin plays an important role in producing necrotizing fasciitis (NF), the rapid infection of soft tissue referred to as flesh-eating" disease.
Scientists have known for about a decade that defensins can neutralize bacterial toxins but, until now, did not know how.
In this case the bacterial toxins, which cause the immune response, are more likely to be from gram-negative bacteria.
Shiga toxins represent a group of bacterial toxins that are involved in the most serious forms of food poisoning.
She fell victim to septic shock after bacterial toxins invaded her bloodstream.
The poisoning is caused by bacterial toxins and pesticides that are used randomly in the planting and growth of fruits and vegetables.
Approximately 60 litres of water is used and this loosens accumulated matter from the inner walls of the colon as well as diluting and flushing out bacterial toxins.
One small, unnoticed error in canning can result in the growth of harmful (and often unnoticeable) bacteria and bacterial toxins.
In addition to being resistant to many antibiotics, these strains of bacteria also carry genes for a number of different bacterial toxins that make them behave more aggressively and cause more severe infections.
He added new antibacterial drugs could target the signalling mechanisms disrupted by bacterial toxins.
In their experiments, they first injected lab mice with bacterial toxins that ordinarily produce a reaction mimicking uveitis.
AST-120 is an oral spherical adsorptive carbon that may adsorb bile acids and bacterial toxins associated with pouchitis, potentially protecting the intestinal mucosa of the jpouch from inflammation.
It is now becoming increasingly clear that Gram-negative pathogens employ OMVs for targeting toxin delivery into mammalian cells (17,18) and that they contain a variety of bacterial toxins (19-21) which may have some role in virulence (22) and pathogenicity (21) and also in cytokine production by neutrophils (23), besides acting as potent inducers of platelet aggregation (24).
A quantitative and highly sensitive luciferase-based assay for bacterial toxins that inhibit protein synthesis.