from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A toxin produced by certain bacteria and released upon destruction of the bacterial cell.
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- n. Any toxin secreted by a microorganism and released into the surrounding environment only when it dies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A toxic substance set free during the process of bacteriolysis by means of immune sera against which the animal body does not appear to be capable of producing an antitoxin. These specific toxins are only liberated after or during the destruction of the microorganism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a toxin that is confined inside the microorganisms and is released only when the microorganisms are broken down or die
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We only go to sleep when a substance called endotoxin LPS is exuded over the course of the day by these friendly bacteria in our guts.
The zoo is filled with a particular type of antigen called endotoxin, which will actually help your child build up her immunity army.
Instead, there were high levels of a toxic bacterial compound called endotoxin, probably related to repair work done on the pipes a few weeks earlier.
Response to bacterial infection begins when the immune system senses LPS, also known as endotoxin, the researchers noted.
Therapies aimed at inhibiting or neutralizing the effects of specific inflammatory mediators of sepsis such as endotoxin, TNF,
High levels chronic levels of endotoxin LPS (no sleep) 3.
The other major killer of the endothelial cells in the lining of your heart is chronically high levels of endotoxin LPS.
The FDA also said the company detected an "out-of-trend level" of bacterial endotoxin contamination in three vials of propofol but couldn't determine the cause of the contamination.
In the warning letter, the FDA said Teva didn't test each lot of raw materials that were used to make propofol "to determine the presence and levels of bacterial endotoxin."
He presided over the infusion with endotoxin of 18 laboratory pigs -- "until the pulmonary arterial pressure reached a pressure similar to that found in trauma victims" -- to reach the conclusion, after killing them and removing their lungs, "that the common practice of providing calories in the form of polyunsaturated [non red neat] fatty acids to critically ill patients carries the risk of being detrimental to lung function."