botulinum toxin type A

noun

variants or botulinum toxin A
: a dilute solution of purified botulinum toxin that is used by injection for medical and cosmetic purposes (as to treat muscle spasms and migraines and to minimize wrinkles)

Note: Botulinum toxin type A is marketed under the trademarks Botox and Xeomin.

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“Botulinum toxin type A.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/botulinum%20toxin%20type%20A. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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