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Synonyms for toxin

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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He postulates that the biotoxins from microbes block one or more of the eight enzymes of heme synthesis.
1) This novel approach to detecting HABs and mapping their size and toxicity is the product of a team of engineers and scientists from MBARI and their collaborators at the University of Washington at Seattle, Arizona State University, the University of Maine at Orono, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Biotoxins Program in Charleston, South Carolina.
Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry is a preferred method for FDA regulatory testing of marine biotoxins because it provides quantification and unambiguous identification of toxin congeners.
This naturally-produced biotoxin, domoic acid, can accumulate in shellfish, crabs and some fish.
We used to feel like we were operating in the dark, without any awareness of what a season might bring," said Darcie Couture, director of Biotoxin Monitoring for the Maine Department of Marine Resources.
A chemical/biological attack is defined as the intentional release of a pathogen (disease-causing agent), toxin, or biotoxin (poisonous substance produced by a living agent) against humans, plants, or animals.
In tests, the small unit detected seven different forms of the biotoxin ricin, a highly toxic compound that comes from the castor beans used to make castor oil.
Sandia technologies include such gadgets as The Hound--a portable explosives-detection device and a hand-held MicroChemLab that detects chemical, biotoxin, and pathogen signatures.
Euro 201,000 for the Marine Biotoxin Laboratory in the Health Field in Vigo (Spain) for the monitoring of marine biotoxins, with Euro 33,000 for organising technical meetings.
Editorial will focus on "important" new scientific and technological findings in such fields as fiber optics, sonar, thermal, electromagnetic, biotoxin and chemical sensors.
A preliminary test indicated the powder might be a biotoxin, a fire department spokeswoman said.
Clams are occasionally affected by biotoxins such as paralytic shellfish poisoning; always call the California Department of Health Services biotoxin hotline (800/553-4133) before heading out.
Paralytic shellfish poison (PSP), the biotoxin frequently associated with "red tides" and outbreaks of clam and mussel poisoning, will be our major topic because I am most familiar with the past research, and it is a problem that plagues Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf fisheries.