Sentence Examples

  • Although these spores are commonly found in soil, honey is a more frequent source of spores causing infant botulism by lodging in the baby's intestinal tract and producing the neurotoxin.
  • Also, botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that blocks the ability of motor nerves to release acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that relays nerve signals to muscles.
  • Lindane (1% or higher) (Kwell), an organochloride neurotoxin, can induce seizures and death in susceptible people, even when used according to the directions.
  • Contamination from any of the sources results in growth of the bacteria in the infant's intestine and production of the neurotoxin.
  • Mercury is a known neurotoxin, a dangerous metal second only to uranium among the most harmful natural substances.