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[noo r-oh-tok-sik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈtɒk sɪk, ˌnyʊər-/
poisonous to nerve tissue, as to the brain or spinal cord.
Origin of neurotoxic
1900-05; neuro- + toxic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Typically, heating occurs over an open gas flame, releasing the potent neurotoxic element into the atmosphere.
  • What's more, the prions ramp up amyloid beta's neurotoxic effects.
  • Bromides are neurotoxic, leading to a wide variety of nervous system disorders.
  • The researchers found that a mixture of fatty acids and lipids can mimic the venom's neurotoxic effects.
  • Fittingly, the initial discovery of the potentially neurotoxic effect of anesthesia occurred by accident.

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