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)

First Known Use of botulinum toxin

1923


Medical Dictionary

botulinum toxin

noun
variants: also

botulinus toxin

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.


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