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)

First Known Use of botulinum toxin

1923


Medical Dictionary

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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