Any toxin secreted by a microorganism into the surrounding environment.
(immunology) An antibody that is capable of neutralising specific toxins that are causative agents of disease.
a toxin that is secreted by microorganisms into the surrounding medium
A substance (sometimes the product of a specific micro-organism and sometimes naturally present in the blood or tissues of an animal), capable of producing immunity from certain diseases, or of counteracting the poisonous effects of pathogenic bacteria.
An exotoxin is a toxin secreted by bacteria. An exotoxin can cause damage to the host by destroying cells or disrupting normal cellular metabolism.
an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
An antitoxin is an antibody with the ability to neutralize a specific toxin. Antitoxins are produced by certain animals, plants, and bacteria in response to toxin exposure.