botulinum toxin

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any of several neurotoxins that are produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum

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Its first big batch of 9 tons of botulism toxin was so useless that when a cult member fell into the vat by accident, he was unharmed.
Dr Bach McComb used a deadly botulism toxin instead of the anti-wrinkle drug botox, leaving two people paralysed and fighting for life.
American researchers who injected the clams with enough botulism toxin to kill 1,000 people found the shellfish neutralised the enzyme, which is considered a potential bioterror agent.
She, too, ate some tainted, home-canned food - chicken soup, in her case - that unleashed the botulism toxin.
The treatment, which involves tiny amounts of botulism toxin injected into nerves, was carried out more than 10, 700 times in the country last year.
In his address, Mr Bush said Saddam had failed to account for up to 25,000 litres of anthrax, 38,000 litres of botulism toxin, 500 tons of sarin, mustard gas and VX nerve agent and upwards of 30,000 munitions capable of delivering chemical weapons.
In the face of mounting opposition to war both at home and abroad, Mr Bush outlined a list of Saddam's alleged offences, accusing him of not accounting for thousands of litres of anthrax, botulism toxin, sarin, mustard gas and VX nerve agent.
Mr Bush outlined a list of Saddam's feared offences, accusing him of not accounting for thousands of litres of anthrax, botulism toxin, sarin, mustard gas and VX nerve agent.
An experimental drug disables deadly botulism toxin much better than current treatment does, researchers report.
In bad cases of food poisoning, the botulism toxin paralyses the diaphragm, which stops patients breathing.
Agents of concern include Ricin, which is made from the castor bean, Botulism toxin, Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B, and Fungal T-2 Mycotoxin.
Erases forehead and frown lines through the injection of small amounts of the botulism toxin to weaken muscles.
Although it is useful in the treatment of a number of neurological conditions, physicians must be meticulous in injecting patients with botulism toxin type A and type B.
But the drug, adapted from the deadly botulism toxin and injected into crow's feet or frown lines to paralyse them, was watered down.
Botox gives you botulism FALSE You'd have to be injected hundreds of times in one go before you were at any risk, as levels of the botulism toxin in botox are so low.