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  • noun Plural form of tetrodotoxin.


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  • The third day after exposure to tetrodotoxins, large skin blisters may appear; by the ninth day the skin begins to peel off.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow Wade Davis 1985

  • Puffer fish grown in culture, for example, do not develop tetrodotoxins, and it is possible that the puffer fish, in addition to synthesizing tetrodotoxins, may serve as transvectors of either tetrodotoxin or ciguatoxin, a different chemical that originates in a dinoflagellate and causes paralytic shellfish poisonings.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow Wade Davis 1985

  • That the soldiers were poisoned by roasted meat exemplifies the important fact that heat—frying, boiling, baking or stewing—does not denature tetrodotoxins.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow Wade Davis 1985


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