enterotoxin

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(ent″ĕ-rō-tok′sin )

[entero- + toxin]

1. A toxin produced in or originating in the intestinal contents.
2. An exotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa.
3. An exotoxin produced by certain species of bacteria that causes various diseases, including food poisoning and toxic shock syndrome.
SEE: exotoxin

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