botulinum toxin

noun

Definition of botulinum toxin 

: 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)

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BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product. Jordan Amchin, Vanities, "The Week in Fashion: Kerry Washington Welcomes Summer in Style," 22 June 2018 Blitzer is a pioneer in the use of botulinum toxin for dystonia. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "The radio man without a voice," 15 June 2018 Meanwhile, the use of botulinum toxin, like Botox or Dysport, by those under 34 has jumped 31% since 2015, while over 2 million dermal filler treatments were done in the U.S. last year alone. Lexy Lebsack, refinery29.com, "The Instagram-Famous Doctor Will See You Now," 23 June 2018 BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product. Jordan Amchin, Vanities, "The Week in Fashion: Kerry Washington Welcomes Summer in Style," 22 June 2018 A week after the Trump inauguration, a doctor at another prominent hospital injected botulinum toxin into Dupree's vocal cords, hoping to relax his voice. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "The radio man without a voice," 15 June 2018 BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product. Katie Nicholl, Vanities, "Meghan Markle Joins the Queen For Her First Royal Outing Without Harry," 14 June 2018 BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product. Bess Levin, The Hive, "Trump’s Perpetually Drowsy Trade Czar Is Having Trouble Making Friends," 30 May 2018 Among the accusations were that White did not allow staff to dispose of syringes and unused botulinum toxin or filler product, but had the unused portions stored in baggies in her office. Fox News, "Doctor license on hold over fat storage, syringe allegations," 11 May 2018

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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botulinum toxin

noun
variants: also botulinus toxin

Medical Definition of botulinum toxin 

: a very powerful neurotoxin that causes botulism and is produced by the botulinum bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) also : botulinum toxin type a

Note: Botulinum toxin acts primarily on the parasympathetic nervous system.

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