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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References in periodicals archive ?
Botulinum toxins have an increasing number of approved indications and off-label uses, not only in aesthetic medicine and neuromuscular disorders, but also in ophthalmologic, urologic, gastrointestinal, hypersecretory, and pain disorders.
(15) The excellent tolerability of botulinum toxins makes it an effective treatment alternative for patients who fail to tolerate, and therefore discontinue traditional oral prophylactics.
(21.) Mahler S, editor, Safety of biologics therapy: Monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, fusion proteins, hormones, enzymes, coagulation proteins, vaccines, botulinum toxins. mAbs; 2017: Taylor & Francis.
Injecting botulinum toxins is quite different from performing nerve and motor point blocks.
Handling botulinum toxins: an updated literature review.
Forms of Botox: Seven types of botulinum toxins have been isolated but only two types A and B have been made commercially available.
Aminoglycosides are contraindicated because they can potentiate the neuromuscular blockade effect of botulinum toxins (Shenot & Mark, 2013).