botulinum toxin

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

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'Botulism toxins paralyze muscles by inhibiting the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from nerves.'
This makes for a very complex situation that can easily lead to changes in tear film and the ocular surface that are called "dry eye." Here a team of experts carefully examine how and when surgery is indicated, addressing normal tear film, normal anatomy (including immunological interactions), classification and diagnosis, anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive concepts, correction and drainage techniques, surgery of the conjunctiva and cornea, keratoprosthesis surgery, botulism toxin injections, mucous membrane grafting, and salivary gland transplantation along with other treatments.
Treatment options include oral medicines, botulism toxin injection, and balloon dilation to improve esophageal emptying.
Thirty grams of pure botulism toxin could kill every U.S.
I read somewhere that 10 milligrams of botulism toxin, that's just like a few grains of sugar, is enough to kill 25 people."
They injected the botulism toxin, more commonly used to fight wrinkles, to ease her tight leg muscles, giving Milly control of movement.
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. She spent five months in the intensive care unit at Portland's Adventist Medical Center.
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.
BOTULISM TOXIN: An agent produced by the food-poisoning bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is considered a major biological weapon threat because it is easy to make and deadly.
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.
``We will consult, but let there be no misunderstanding: If Saddam Hussein does not fully disarm for the safety of our people, and for the peace of the world, we will lead a coalition to disarm him.'' 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.
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.