Hepatotoxin

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A hepatotoxin (Gr., hepato = liver) is a toxic chemical substance that damages the liver.

It can be a side-effect of medication, or found naturally, as microcystins, or in laboratory environments.

The effects of hepatotoxins depend on the amount, point of entry and distribution speed of the toxin, and on the health of the person.

Hepatotoxic substances[edit]

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  1. ^ Waring, JF; Jolly, RA; Ciurlionis, R; Lum, PY; Praestgaard, JT; Morfitt, DC; Buratto, B; Roberts, C et al. (2001). "Clustering of hepatotoxins based on mechanism of toxicity using gene expression profiles". Toxicology and applied pharmacology 175 (1): 28–42. doi:10.1006/taap.2001.9243. PMID 11509024.