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neurotoxin

[¦nu̇r·ō′täk·sən]
(biochemistry)
A poisonous substance in snake venom that acts as a nervous system depressant by blocking neuromuscular transmission by binding acetylcholine receptors on motor end plates, or on the innervated face of an electroplax.
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Vulnerability to pesticide neurotoxicity is a lifetime issue," Neurotoxicology, February-April 2000, vol 21, nos.
Reihman (2000), "Prenatal PCB Exposure and Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) Performance," Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 22(1):21-29.
com/research/cf091c/developmental_neur) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Developmental Neurotoxicology Research: Principles, Models, Techniques, Strategies, and Mechanisms" to their offering.
Developmental neurotoxicology research; principles, models, techniques, strategies, and mechanisms.
The study is published in the peer-reviewed journal NeuroToxicology.
This update of the 1996 edition incorporates a new understanding of glia cells--the "Rodney Dangerfield cells" of the central nervous system--as extending beyond a support role for neurons, and extends its intended audience to include researchers in multidisciplinary fields relevant to neurotoxicology.
This new edition presents an integrated approach to neurotoxicology, the study of organisms' responses to changes in their environment and how interruption of the flow of information by chemical exposure causes a wide range of effects - from learning deficits, sensory disturbances in the extremities, and muscle weakness to seizures and signs similar to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease.
Another study published last year in NeuroToxicology identified 11 patients suffering zinc-related neurological damage and concluded that the "use of denture cream appear[ed] to be the sole source of excess zinc in these patients.
The study appears in the latest issue of Neurotoxicology and Teratology.
This new edition presents an integrated approach to neurotoxicology, the study of organisms' responses to changes in their environment and how interruption of the flow of information by chemical exposure causes a wide range of effects from learning deficits, sensory disturbances in the extremities, and muscle weakness to seizures and signs similar to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinsons or Alzheimers disease.
No findings with respect to cardiovascular or neurotoxicology parameters could be observed during the toxicological evaluation in mice, rats and dogs.
Endocrine disruptors and childhood social impairment Neurotoxicology 32(2):261-267.