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División en sílabas: pic·ro·tox·in
Pronunciación: /ˌpikrōˈtäksən

Definición de picrotoxin en inglés:


A bitter compound used to stimulate the respiratory and nervous systems, especially in treating barbiturate poisoning.
Example sentences
  • When the synapses of these inhibitory neurons are blocked by drugs (such as of picrotoxin or penicillin), the excitatory network can sustain a chain reaction leading to an epileptiform discharge.
  • The only synaptic feedback to the pyloric pacemaker group through the EP to PD inhibitory synapse was removed by applying 10-5 M picrotoxin in the bath.
  • Picrotoxin eliminates frequency selectivity of an auditory interneuron in a bushcricket.


mid 19th century: from Greek pikros 'bitter' + toxin.

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