Toxin

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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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Botulinal toxin was delayed two days in skim milk process cheese formulated with 4% salts.
Tissue and serum specimens obtained from the patient were positive for type A botulinal toxin by mouse bioassay, and histochemical staining of an excised abscess indicated the presence of spores and vegetative cells consistent with Clostridium botulinum.
Botulinal toxin type E was detected in leftover fish and in a stool specimen from the index patient.