Entry from US English dictionary
A substance toxic to cells.
- Apoptosis can be induced by immune cells and cytotoxins, and by changes in homeostatic signals.
- If cytotoxins have no ‘accomplice’ in the cell interior, chemotherapy is usually destined to fail - chemoresistance is the result.
- One cell line responded to genotoxins and the other cell line responded to cytotoxins.
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