atelopidtoxin


atelopidtoxin
A potent poison from the skin of the golden arrow frog (Atelopus zeteki) of Central and South America.

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atel·op·id·tox·in (a-təl-opґid-tok″sin) a potent dialyzable toxin derived from the skin of frogs of the genus Atelopus, of Central and South America. The LD50> in mice is 16 μg/kg. Its chemical and pharmacological nature has not been fully defined.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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