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An aminoperhydroquinazoline poison found mainly in the liver and ovaries of fishes in the order Tetraodontiformes which are eaten. The toxin causes paresthesia and paralysis through interference with neuromuscular conduction.
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  • tetraodontotoxin
  • fugutoxin
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