Medical Dictionary

botulinum toxin

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

botulinum toxin

noun

Definition of BOTULINUM TOXIN

:  a very powerful bacterial neurotoxin that acts primarily on the parasympathetic nervous system, is produced by botulinum, blocks release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, and causes botulism—often used with one of the letters A to G to designate one of seven distinct types; called also botulin

Variants of BOTULINUM TOXIN

botulinum toxin also botulinus toxin
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears