endotoxin (en-doh-toks-in) n. a poison generally harmful to all body tissues, contained within certain Gram-negative bacteria and released only when the bacterial cell is broken down or dies and disintegrates. Compare exotoxin.
More From encyclopedia.com
Adipose Tissue , adipose tissue Body fat–the cells that synthesize and store fat, releasing it for metabolism in fasting. Also known as white adipose tissue, to disti… Parenchyma , parenchyma 1. A plant tissue consisting of roughly spherical relatively undifferentiated cells, frequently with air spaces between them. The cortex a… Extracellular Matrix , Extracellular matrix The extracellular matrix is a meshwork of proteins and carbohydrates that binds cells together or divides one tissue from anothe… Macrophage , macrophage A large phagocytic cell (see phagocyte) that can ingest pathogenic microorganisms (e.g. bacteria, protozoa) or cell debris and forms part… Tissue , Tissue Tissue is the name for a group of similar cells that have a common structure and function and which work together. Tissues fit together to for… Histamine , Histamines are chemicals released by cells of the immune system during the inflammatory response, which is one of the body’s defenses against infecti…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like