[noo r-oh-tok-sis-i-tee, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti, ˌnyʊər-/

the degree to which a substance is poisonous to nerve tissue.
Pathology. the condition resulting from exposure to a neurotoxin.


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