Meaning of tetrodotoxin
Pronunciation: (te-trō"du-tok'sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
- a neurotoxin, CHNO, occurring in a species of puffer fish: ingestion of the toxin is usually rapidly fatal due to heart failure or asphyxiation; used experimentally to block impulse conduction potential in excitable cells.
- tetrodotoxin (Thesaurus)