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bot·u·lism

 (bŏch′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
A severe, sometimes fatal food poisoning caused by ingestion of food containing botulin and characterized by nausea, vomiting, disturbed vision, muscular weakness, and fatigue.

[German Botulismus, from Latin botulus, sausage.]
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botulism

(ˈbɒtjʊˌlɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) severe poisoning from ingestion of botulin, which affects the central nervous system producing difficulty in swallowing, visual disturbances, and respiratory paralysis: often fatal
[C19: first formed as German Botulismus literally: sausage poisoning, from Latin botulus sausage]
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bot•u•lism

(ˈbɒtʃ əˌlɪz əm)

n.
a disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin is present, esp. improperly canned foods.
[1875–80; < German Botulismus < Latin botul(us) sausage]
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bot·u·lism

(bŏch′ə-lĭz′əm)
A severe, sometimes fatal food poisoning caused by eating food infected with a bacterium that produces a powerful nerve toxin. The bacterium grows in food that has been improperly preserved. ♦ The nerve toxin produced by this bacterium is called botulin (bŏch′ə-lĭn).
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botulism

a disease of the nervous system caused by botulin developments in spoiled foods eaten by animals and man; a variety of bacterial food poisoning.
See also: Poison
a toxic condition caused by a neurotoxin in improperly canned or preserved food.
See also: Food and Nutrition
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.botulism - food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly
food poisoning, gastrointestinal disorder - illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
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Translations

botulism

[ˈbɒtjʊlɪzəm] Nbotulismo m
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botulism

[ˈbɒtʃʊlɪzəm] nbotulisme m
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botulism

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botulism

[ˈbɒtjʊˌlɪzəm] nbotulismo
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bot·u·lism

n. botulismo, intoxicación ocasionada por la ingestión de alimentos contaminados por Clostridium botulinum que se desarrolla en alimentos que no son propiamente conservados.
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botulism

n botulismo
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References in periodicals archive ?
On day 16 (13 days into his hospitalization) LACDPH was consulted regarding suspected botulism and promptly released heptavalent botulinum antitoxin (HBAT).
Theiler's disease has been described in horses in many areas of the world after treatment with a variety of equine serum products, including tetanus antitoxin (3-8), botulinum antitoxin (9), antiserum against Streptococcus equi (4,10), pregnant mare's serum (4), and equine plasma (1,2,5,11).
After the appearance of similar symptoms in the other family members, they were treated with polyvalent botulinum antitoxin and diagnosis was confirmed by toxicology and detection of serotype A botulinum toxin in cheese and stool samples.
Treatment of botulism in cattle is based on the administration of botulinum antitoxin serum.
A baby with botulism has become the first person in the UK to be treated with the human-derived botulinum antitoxin (Baby BIG).
Other vaccine contracts include a botulinum antitoxin (to treat botulism), anthrax therapeutics, a smallpox vaccine and pediatric potassium iodine.
Botulinum antitoxin is an antibody-based treatment for botulism, a life threatening illness caused by a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
Twenty (83%) patients received botulinum antitoxin; 11 patients with mild illness did not receive antitoxin.
Botulinum antitoxin was administered in the evening of November 23, 2006.