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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Treatment of relative sialorrhoea with botulinum toxin type A: description and rationale for an injection procedure with case report.
Li Hu, Ph.D., M.D., from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and colleagues injected botulinum toxin type A into half of each surgical wound closure among 16 consecutive patients who underwent facial surgery between June and October 2015.
In the study, prabotulinumtoxinA and onabotulinumtoxinA, both 900 kDa botulinum toxin type A complexes, were studied in subjects with glabellar lines, also known as frown lines, between the eyebrows.
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In contrast, the use of botulinum toxin can be considered as a therapeutic option to surgery, because it is a more conservative method, more effective, faster and safer, as compared to surgical procedures (1, 5, 10).
It was decided to apply botulinum toxin as the first step of the treatment.
Botulinum toxin A (Botox) intradetrusor injections in adults with neurogenic detrusor overactivity/neurogenic overactive bladder: a systematic literature review.
Although the different subtypes of botulinum toxin are structurally the same, they differ with regard to serological and antigenic properties.
With the consent of the patient and his family regarding potential risks and benefits, we performed botulinum toxin A (Allergen Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Westport, Ireland) injection into the diaphragm under EMG guidance, including 50 units in the right hemidiaphragm, 25 units in the left hemidiaphragm, and 100 units in each RA [Figure 1].
Furthermore, botulinum toxin injections are used to treat involuntary muscle spasms and facial asymmetry.
(KRX: 069620) is planning to submit its botulinum toxin for review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) next month, the Korea Herald reported on Wednesday.