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Neurotoxin (Overview)

Neurotoxins are exactly that- toxic to nerves in the central and peripheral nervous system. Snake venom does this and stops breathing as the chest muscles become paralysed.


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What's a neurotoxin?

What's a neurotoxin?

Botox: Anything taken internally that rusults in nerve or brain dysfunction is by definition a neurotoxin. One example is botox. This temporarily blocks small nerve endings to facial muscles which gets rid of rinkles. Lead is another example. Lead based paints have been banned do to the potential for children to have brain damage from inadvertant oral intake. ...Read more

Neurotoxin (Overview)

Neurotoxins are exactly that- toxic to nerves in the central and peripheral nervous system. Snake venom does this and stops breathing as the chest muscles become paralysed.


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What is a neurotoxin?

Just what it says!!: A substance that damages part of the nervous system usually by chemical means. ...Read more

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Is bug repellant really a neurotoxin?

Is bug repellant really a neurotoxin?

Some of them are: Yes, some bug repellents are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and cause increases in acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) causing overstimulation of the bug's nervous system and death. These compounds can also be toxic to people with over exposure. ...Read more

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What foodborne disease involves neurotoxin?

What foodborne disease involves neurotoxin?

Botulism: Although there are others, clostridium botulinum toxin can be foodborne and kill. Also, puffer fish have the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin- improperly prepared and eaten, paralysis and death can occur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neurotoxin?

What is the definition or description of: neurotoxin?

Harmful to nerves: A neurotoxin is a substance that harms nerves, brain, or spinal cord. Some are permanent and some are only temporary. ...Read more

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What is a neurotoxin, and where are they coming from?

What is a neurotoxin, and where are they coming from?

Many types : A neurotoxin is any compound that causes dysfunction or death of nerve cells. Neurotoxins range from elements such as lead which affects the function of certain enzymes, to botulinum toxin that paralyzes muscles to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (in insecticides) that overstimulate the nervous system. The amount of the compound also matters e.g. Botox can be used medically or can kill you. ...Read more

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What is a foodborne disease that involves a neurotoxin?

What is a  foodborne disease that involves a neurotoxin?

Botulism: Botulism which results in severe abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, swallowing trouble, difficulty breathing and even death. The problem occurs when the bacteria clostridium is ingested from contaminated canned foods or through open wounds often from the soil. ...Read more

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Could neurotoxins impede or inhibit intelligence?

Could neurotoxins impede or inhibit intelligence?

Unknown.: Neurotoxins keep neurons from functioning normally. This can result in your brain and nervous system not working as well as it could. ...Read more

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Is DMSO a neurotoxin?

Is DMSO  a neurotoxin?

Low toxicity: Dmso can be toxic at high doses. The compound is useful clinically as a topical treatment for diseases such as arthritis and it has also been used internally for problems like interstitial cystitis. The chemical is readily absorbed into tissue which can result in high levels rapidly and other chemicals can more easily enter tissue when applying dmso. ...Read more

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Is gluten a neurotoxin?

Is gluten a neurotoxin?

No, no and no: Nerve gas & most snake venoms are neurotoxins. Gliadin isn't. The sensationalist fanatics who for some reason seem determined to make gluten seem like the work of the Devil may call it a neurotoxin, but that's hype. Gluten enteropathy is immune-mediated. Neurologic complications of gliadin exposure are real & often serious, but the mechanism is unknown & presumed also to be immune dysregulation. ...Read more