Definitions of Toxins

  1. Specific, characterizable, poisonous chemicals, often proteins, with specific biological properties, including immunogenicity, produced by microbes, higher plants, or animals.

Usage examples for Toxins

  1. These poisons are called toxins. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  2. These terms now are applied to conditions in which both the organisms and their toxins, or the pus, are present in the blood. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  3. On this point Adami says we must logically admit the action of the toxins on the germ- cells, and the individuals developed from these must, subject to the law of loss already noted, have the same properties. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  4. The original diphtheria serum employed was not concentrated; so when a sufficient amount of antitoxic units to neutralize the toxins of the disease under treatment was employed, a large quantity of serum had to be injected. – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  5. Their death, therefore, is due not to an unaccustomed diet, but to poisoning by one or other of those terrible toxins which are engendered by animal corruption and which chemistry calls by the name of ptomaines. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  6. When this happens in association with disease in the middle ear or frontal sinus, it is attended with severe headache referred to the seat of the abscess, a sudden rise of temperature preceded by shivering, and other evidence of the absorption of toxins. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  7. Every physical and chemical evidence pointed to the accumulation in a naturally robust body of the twin toxins- food poison and under oxidation. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  8. This, in turn, results in a retention of toxins in the blood- the condition which we speak of as toxemia. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  9. How to Take an Occasional Therapeutic Fast Before, during and after a therapeutic fast, everything must be done to keep elimination active, in order to prevent the reabsorption of the toxins that are being stirred up and liberated. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  10. Their presence constitutes a means of defence against the harmful effects the toxins would otherwise produce. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  11. The isolation of germs, the discovery of toxins and serums, the triumph over diseases that once wasted whole nations and brought about the fall of empires, the arrest of infant mortality, the marvels of vivisection and surgery- the list is endless. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  12. The body forms anti- toxins when it has to. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  13. The average pregnant woman starts in her pregnancy with a blood- pressure of say, 125 millimeters, but as pressure symptoms increase, and as constipation manifests itself, and as the circulating fluids are further burdened with the toxins which are eliminated from the child, the blood- pressure normally increases to about 140 mm. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  14. But when toxins are flowed out through secondary organs of elimination these areas become inflamed, irritated, weakened. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  15. These toxins are chosen from those which produce madness or lockjaw when absorbed through the pores. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  16. If these toxins were allowed to remain and accumulate in the body, it would poison itself and die in agony. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  17. Severe shock or grief, worry, nervous exhaustion, disease, and poisons in the blood of the mother are the most serious sources of injury; they render nutrition defective and if poison enters directly the blood of the mother or is generated by toxins through disease, the embryo will be poisoned and may be destroyed. – Parent and Child Vol. III., Child Study and Training by Mosiah Hall
  18. Next, with regard to the claim that Adami's views as stated in the paper to which he refers were essentially the same as those brought forward by myself and others many years later, we find on reading the paper that its author discussed merely the effect of toxins in disease upon the body- cells and the germ- cells, causing in the offspring either various forms of arrested and imperfect development or some degree of immunity. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham