botulinum toxin

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botulinum toxin

(ˌbɒtjʊˈlaɪnəm)
n
(Medicine) a pharmaceutical formulation of botulin used in minute doses to treat various forms of muscle spasm and for the cosmetic removal of wrinkles. See Botox
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Noun1.botulinum toxin - any of several neurotoxins that are produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum; causes muscle paralysis
Botox, botulinum toxin A - a neurotoxin (trade name Botox) that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions; is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily
neurolysin, neurotoxin - any toxin that affects neural tissues
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botulinum toxin

n toxina botulínica
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Laboratory testing detected botulinum toxin type B by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in leftovers of pasta with pesto.
When patients develop antibodies to botulinum toxin type A, they can be treated with botulinum toxin type B, or with surgery.
The warning will go on all approved botulinum toxins: Botox and Botox Cosmetic (both type A, Allergan), the just-approved type A product Dysport (Medicis and Ipsen), and the botulinum toxin type B product Myobloc (Solstice Neurosciences).
The warning will go on all approved botulinum toxins: Botox and Botox Cosmetic (both type A, Allergan); the just-approved type A product Dysport (Medicis and Ipsen); and the botulinum toxin type B product Myobloc (Solstice Neurosciences).