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botulinum toxin

noun

Definition of botulinum toxin

  1. :  a neurotoxin formed by botulinum that causes botulism and that is injected in a purified form for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes (as to treat blepharospasm and reduce wrinkles)



1928

First Known Use of botulinum toxin

1928


Medical Dictionary

botulinum toxin

noun

Medical Definition of botulinum toxin

  1. :  a very powerful neurotoxin that causes botulism and is produced by the botulinum bacterium (Clostridium botulinum); also :  botulinum toxin type a Botulinum toxin acts primarily on the parasympathetic nervous system.



Variants of botulinum toxin

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botulinus toxin


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