puffer poison

puffer poison
tetrodotoxin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • puffer — /puf euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that puffs. 2. Also called blowfish, globefish. any of various fishes of the family Tetraodontidae, capable of inflating the body with water or air until it resembles a globe, the spines in the skin becoming… …   Universalium

  • puffer — puff•er [[t]ˈpʌf ər[/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that puffs 2) ich Also called blowfish globefish any of various spiny fishes of the family Tetraodontidae, capable of inflating the body: several species contain the potent nerve poison… …   From formal English to slang

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  • fugamin — an obsolete synonym for tetrodotoxin (the poison found in tetrodotoxic fishes; also called spheroidine, fugu toxin, or puffer poison. The empirical molecular formula is approximately C11 H17 O8 YH20. It is among the most toxic substances known… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tetrodotoxin — the poison found in tetrodotoxic fishes; also called spheroidine, fugu toxin, or puffer poison (anhydrotetrodotoxin 4 epitetrodotoxin or tetrodonic acid). The empirical molecular formula is (C11 H17 N3 O8 HBr), a complex molecule. It is among the …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tetrodonin — first applied to one of two toxic substances isolated from puffer poison; then applied to a fraction later shown to be an impurity. Proposed empirical formula C11 H11 N9 O2 …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tetrodopentose — a term proposed to designate an impurity believed to be a pentose, separated from a puffer poison; later identified as a mixture of a mesoinositol and scillitol …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tetronin — a term used to designate a nitrogenous base obtained from crude puffer poison. Thought to have the empirical formula C11 H11 N9 O2. Never clinically identified …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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