Ciguatoxin: More Than an Anticholinesterase

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Science  05 Apr 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3823, pp. 70-71
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3823.70


Anticholinesterase action of ciguatoxin has been reported. A study of the pharmacology of the action of the toxin on the respiratory system suggests that additional properties may be involved in the respiratory failure—the usual cause of death in ciguatera poisoning.

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