"Saxitoxin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A compound that contains a reduced purine ring system but is not biosynthetically related to the purine alkaloids. It is a poison found in certain edible mollusks at certain times; elaborated by GONYAULAX and consumed by mollusks, fishes, etc. without ill effects. It is neurotoxic and causes RESPIRATORY PARALYSIS and other effects in MAMMALS, known as paralytic SHELLFISH poisoning.
- Gonyaulax Toxin
- Toxin, Gonyaulax
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Long RR, Sargent JC, Hammer K. Paralytic shellfish poisoning: a case report and serial electrophysiologic observations. Neurology. 1990 Aug; 40(8):1310-2.