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Toxin

Any poisonous substance a living thing produces as part of its metabolic or other natural process. That is, toxins themselves are not living things, but are produced by living things. Toxins are defined by the Biological Weapons Convention.
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The key elements in the management of tetanus include neutralization of tetanus toxin, wound debridement, antibiotic therapy, respiratory support and management of spasms and autonomic dysfunction (10).
Clostridium tetani can enter the body through a traumatic wound; the organism matures and produces the tetanus toxin.
Doctors at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona said the tetanus toxin was being used to develop a vaccine for breast cancer and was now in trials.
Few compounds bind to nerve endings as well as tetanus toxin.