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Saxitoxin

Introduction: Saxitoxin

Description of Saxitoxin

Saxitoxin: A compound that contains a reduced PURINE ring system but is not biosynthetically related to the purine alkaloids. It is a poison found in certain edible mollusks at certain times; elaborated by GONYAULAX and consumed by mollusks, fishes, etc. without ill effects. It is neurotoxic and causes RESPIRATORY PARALYSIS and other effects in MAMMALS, known as paralytic SHELLFISH poisoning.
Source: Diseases Database

Saxitoxin: powerful heat stable neurotoxin synthesized and secreted by certain dinoflagellates, which accumulates in the tissues of bivalve mollusks feeding on the dinoflagellates, and can cause a severe toxic reaction in animals consuming these shellfish.
Source: CRISP

Saxitoxin: A compound that contains a reduced PURINE ring system but is not biosynthetically related to the purine alkaloids. It is a poison found in certain edible mollusks at certain times; elaborated by GONYAULAX and consumed by mollusks, fishes, etc. without ill effects. It is neurotoxic and causes RESPIRATORY PARALYSIS and other effects in MAMMALS, known as paralytic SHELLFISH poisoning.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

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Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Saxitoxin

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