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[exo- + toxin] A toxin produced and released by bacteria, e.g., staphylococci, streptococci, Vibrio cholerae, Pseudomonas spp, and Escherichia coli. The actions of specific exotoxins vary with the organism. Staphylococcal exotoxins stimulate release of gamma interferon and can cause systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Inactivated exotoxins are used as the basis for diphtheria and tetanus vaccines. SEE: bacterium; SEE: endotoxin; SEE: sepsis; SEE: systemic inflammatory response syndrome; SEE: toxoid
Venes, Donald, editor. "Exotoxin." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752438/all/streptococcal_pyrogenic_exotoxin.
Exotoxin. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752438/all/streptococcal_pyrogenic_exotoxin. Accessed August 21, 2019.
Exotoxin. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752438/all/streptococcal_pyrogenic_exotoxin
Exotoxin [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 21]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752438/all/streptococcal_pyrogenic_exotoxin.
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