Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A toxin that damages or destroys nerve tissue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A eytotoxin which results on immunization with nerve-tissue.

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  • noun neuroscience, toxicology A toxin that specifically acts upon neurons, their synapses, or the nervous system in its entirety.

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  • noun any toxin that affects neural tissues

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek νεῦρον (neuron, "sinew, tendon") and Latin toxicum ("poison"), from Ancient Greek τοξικόν (toxikon, "(poison) for use on arrows"), from τοξικός (toksikos, "pertaining to arrows or archery"), from τόξον (tokson, "bow").

Examples

  • Mercury (thimerosal) is another toxic heavy metal, a known developmental neurotoxin, that is used in some mascaras and eye drops.

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  • While 3 out of the 6 birds tested were positive for domoic acid, we cannot conclude that the neurotoxin is the primary cause of the widespread illness.

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  • But the Southern Pacific also produces a neurotoxin, which is more serious because it quickly affects breathing and muscle control.

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  • But if I dumped some kind of neurotoxin all over myself, I wouldn't give a s*!

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  • But if I dumped some kind of neurotoxin all over myself, I wouldn't give a s*!

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  • If pornography is like a "neurotoxin" that "damages the brain" as some U.S.

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  • And that pornography is not a "neurotoxin" that damages the brain as some anti-pornography "crusaders" claim: "As for the persistent perception that pornography breeds crime against women: aggressive men don't need porn as an incentive to be violent."

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  • And that pornography is not a "neurotoxin" that damages the brain as some anti-pornography "crusaders" claim: "As for the persistent perception that pornography breeds crime against women: aggressive men don't need porn as an incentive to be violent."

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  • The kind of neurotoxin that motivated Timothy McVeigh is now served up in quantity on national television.

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  • If pornography is like a "neurotoxin" that "damages the brain" as some U.S.

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