Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin

(Science: chemical, microbiology, oncology) a fungal toxin which is a powerful liver carcinogen, found particularly in undeveloped and developing countries.

a group of closely related toxic metabolites that are designated mycotoxins. They are produced by aspergillus flavus and a. Parasiticus. Members of the group include aflatoxin b1, aflatoxin b2, aflatoxin g1, aflatoxin g2, aflatoxin m1, and aflatoxin m2.

Pharmacological action: carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens.

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