neurotoxin

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From Ancient Greek νεῦρον (neuron, sinew, tendon) and Latin toxicum (poison), from Ancient Greek τοξικόν (toxikon, (poison) for use on arrows), from τοξικός (toksikos, pertaining to arrows or archery), from τόξον (tokson, bow).

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neurotoxin (plural neurotoxins)

  1. (neuroscience, toxicology) A toxin that specifically acts upon neurons, their synapses, or the nervous system in its entirety.

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