Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A toxin produced by bacteria that is specific for intestinal cells and causes the vomiting and diarrhea associated with food poisoning.

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  • n. Any of several toxins produced by intestinal bacteria

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  • n. a cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa

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Examples

  • The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS with Zweigle's Inc. in Rochester, NY, announced yesterday a recall of nearly 3,000 pounds of Price Chopper bologna because an improper processing method may have introduced allowed for the production of enterotoxin by Staphylococcus aureus, Enterotoxin, a bacteria that causes which could lead to food poisoning.

    Recall: Price Chopper bologna may cause food poisoning

  • During an inspection on November 1 through 4 of 2010, the FDA found various violations at the plant, including temporary storage of tuna in conditions that could result in the proliferation of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which may lead to production of an enterotoxin that can cause food poisoning and is heat stable.

    Sorry, Charlie: FDA warns StarKist about food safety violations

  • It has a short incubation period and produces an enterotoxin that causes a copious, painless, watery diarrhoea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Staphylococcus B enterotoxin comes from foodborne bacteria.

    Unmasking Bioterror

  • Later this year the biotech company Cepheid expects to deliver to the Army a DNA-based, breadbox-size detector that can identify the presence of anthrax, Q-fever, staph B enterotoxin and other weaponizable pathogens.

    Unmasking Bioterror

  • I make an enterotoxin that gives you cramping and diarrhoea.

    Clostridium perfringens

  • It has a short incubation period, from less than one day to five days, and produces an enterotoxin that causes a copious, painless, watery diarrhoea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given.

    Chapter 2

  • Previous studies demonstrated that intranasal immunization with inactivated whole viral vaccines could induce heterosubtypic immunity in the presence of heat-labile enterotoxin or cholera toxin adjuvants using a prime-boost vaccination regimen

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Most people need about two days to recover from being sickened by foods contaminated with what's known as staphylococcal enterotoxin A, or "SEA."

    High Plains Journal: Ag News

  • They exposed mice to staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), an immunotoxin produced by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

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