Acronyms that contain the term bufotoxin
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- Bufotoxins are a family of toxic substances found in the parotoid glands, skin and venom of many toads; other amphibians; and some plants and mushrooms. The exact composition varies greatly with the specific source of the toxin. It can contain: 5-MeO-DMT, bufagins, bufotalin, bufotenine, bufothionine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. The term bufotoxin can also be used specifically to describe the conjugate of a bufagin with suberylargine. The toxic substances found in toads can be divided by chemical structure in two groups: ⁕bufadienolids which are steroidal glycosides ⁕tryptamine related substances Extract from the skin of certain Asian toads, such as Bufo gargarizans, is often found in certain Chinese folk remedies. Toads known to secrete bufotoxin are: ⁕Bufo alvarius ⁕Bufo americanus ⁕Bufo arenarum ⁕Bufo asper ⁕Bufo blombergi ⁕Bufo bufo ⁕Bufo bufo gargarizans ⁕Bufo formosus ⁕Bufo fowleri ⁕Bufo marinus ⁕Bufo melanostictus ⁕Bufo peltocephalus ⁕Bufo quercicus ⁕Bufo regularis ⁕Bufo valliceps ⁕Bufo viridis ⁕Bufo vulgaris