TETRODOTOXIN (TTX)

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noun. a poison from the ovaries of puffer fish which inhibits the voltage-gated sodium channels within neuron plasma membranes, thereby inhibiting the conduction of action potentials.

TETRODOTOXIN (TTX): "The most interesting paper I've read this semester was one on Tetrodotoxin."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "TETRODOTOXIN (TTX)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tetrodotoxin-ttx/ (accessed January 24, 2022).
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