ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Toxin

A substance produced by microorganisms that can inhibit cell growth in tissue culture and may cause temperature rise in animals.

Toxin

Any poisonous agent, especially a poisonous substance produced by one living organism that is poisonous to other organisms. Toxins are usually very unstable, notably toxic when introduced into the tissues, and typically capable of inducing antibody formation.

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