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enterotoxin

Line breaks: en¦tero|toxin
Pronunciation: /ˌɛntərəʊˈtɒksɪn
 
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Definition of enterotoxin in English:

noun

Medicine
A toxin produced in or affecting the intestines, such as those causing food poisoning or cholera.
Example sentences
  • Secretory diarrhoea is a common disorder in developing countries, where pathogens that produce enterotoxin such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli are endemic.
  • It has been demonstrated that this pathogen produces different enterotoxins and different strains may cause disease by different mechanisms.
  • Watery secretory diarrhea is a sign of bacterial enterotoxins and viruses.

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