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botulinum toxin

(ˌbɒtjʊˈlaɪnəm)
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(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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of California San Francisco) present a reference outlining specific techniques for performing injections of botulinum toxins in the head and neck for dystonias like blepharospasm; functional disorders like headaches, salivary gland disorders, and Frey's syndrome; and cosmetic applications like forehead and brow repositioning, periorbital rejuvenation, and treatment of facial paralysis and synkinesis.
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).
Botulinum toxins act by interfering with nerve-muscle communication.
8 advising patients and physicians that botulinum toxins have in some cases been linked to respiratory failure and even death.
Botulinum toxins are naturally occurring substances which affect the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction of striated muscles.
Botulinum toxins are taken up by nerve cells through pinocytosis and mediate their action by binding to neuromuscular junctions and preventing acetylcholine release leading to muscular paralysis (16).
Comparison of therapeutic efficacies of type A and F botulinum toxins for blepharospasm: A double-blind, controlled study.
This high-quality, well illustrated manual has proved itself the perfect guide to the clinical use of the different types of botulinum toxins, for both esthetic and medical purposes.
Many of these patients were considered to be poorly responsive to botulinum toxins such that control of their blepharospasm symptoms had been historically difficult to achieve.
Botulinum toxins have in some cases been linked to respiratory failure and even death, according to a warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration.
Participating in the development of rapid detection and decontamination for agents of bioterrorism such as Clostridium botulinum toxins, Yersinisa pestis, Bacillus anthracis.
Collaboration to leverage Syntaxin and Ipsen's expertise in the discovery and development of botulinum toxins