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  1. botulinum toxinnoun

    any of several neurotoxins that are produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum; causes muscle paralysis

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  1. botulinum toxinnoun

    a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum

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  1. Botulinum toxin

    Botulinum toxin, or botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction, thus causing flaccid paralysis. The toxin causes the disease botulism. The toxin is also used commercially for medical and cosmetic purposes. The seven main types of botulinum toxin are named types A to G (A, B, C1, C2, D, E, F and G). New types are occasionally found. Types A and B are capable of causing disease in humans, and are also used commercially and medically. Types C–G are less common; types E and F can cause disease in humans, while the other types cause disease in other animals.Botulinum toxins are among the most potent toxins known. Intoxication can occur naturally as a result of either wound or intestinal infection or by ingesting formed toxin in food. The estimated human lethal dose of type A toxin is 1.3–2.1 ng/kg intravenously or intramuscularly, 10–13 ng/kg when inhaled, or 1000 ng/kg when taken by mouth. Commercial forms are marketed under the brand names Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA), Dysport/Azzalure (abobotulinumtoxinA), Letybo (letibotulinumtoxinA), Myobloc (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Xeomin/Bocouture (incobotulinumtoxinA), and Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxinA).

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  1. botulinum toxin

    Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It's one of the most poisonous substances known, causing a serious paralytic illness called botulism. Despite its lethal nature, it's used in minute doses in medical and cosmetic treatments such as the reduction of facial wrinkles, commonly known as Botox treatments.

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  1. Botulinum toxin

    Botulinum toxin is a protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is the most acutely toxic substance known, with an estimated human median lethal dose of 1.3–2.1 ng/kg intravenously or intramuscularly and 10–13 ng/kg when inhaled. Botulinum toxin can cause botulism, a serious and life-threatening illness in humans and animals. Popularly known by one of its trade names, Botox, it is used for various cosmetic and medical procedures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of botulinum toxin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of botulinum toxin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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