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Saxitoxin

"Saxitoxin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Saxitoxin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Saxitoxin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 19 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2015
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