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Medical Term:

cardiotoxin

Pronunciation: kar′dē-ō-tok′sin

Definition:

  1. A poisonous glycoside with specific cardiac effects. For example, causes irreversible depolarization of cell membranes.
  2. Specifically, one of the toxic principles from cobra venom.
  3. Any substance that can cause heart damage with toxic doses.
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