Definition of botulinum toxin in English:

botulinum toxin

(also botulinus toxin)

noun

  • another term for botulin
    • ‘Very small amounts of botulinum toxin can lead to botulism, a descending paralysis with prominent bulbar symptoms and often affecting the autonomic nervous system.’
    • ‘But despite the protests the party went ahead, with more than 40 satisfied guests leaving with a few glasses of wine, some party food and a spot of the deadly botulinum toxin inside them.’
    • ‘For example, someone who buys canned or dried milk would run a much lower risk of getting poisoned by botulinum toxin in milk.’
    • ‘Pedal botulinum toxin injection is unacceptable to most patients and some doctors.’
    • ‘The most commonly known are bacteria such as anthrax, plague, and tularemia, and toxins such as botulinum toxin.’
    • ‘What shocked bird conservationists was that symptoms of the two spoonbills were different from those infected by the C. botulinum toxin.’
    • ‘Significantly higher patient satisfaction was reported in the botulinum toxin type A group than the placebo group.’
    • ‘The prospect of having needles inserted into my face didn't fill me with joy, but it sounded a lot less scary than injecting a botulinum toxin into the offending areas.’
    • ‘At eight weeks, nine of 15 patients in the botulinum toxin group and two of 16 patients in the saline group reported pain relief exceeding 50 percent.’
    • ‘Endocytosis is also used as a route of access into the cell by rogue invaders: certain toxins, such as botulinum toxin, or enveloped viruses, such as the influenza virus.’
    • ‘Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria which produces botulinum toxin, is a normal soil bacterium.’
    • ‘An antibody against botulinum toxin is available, which binds to the toxin and inactivates it.’
    • ‘The public has become more aware of treatments such as botulinum toxin type A and hyaluronic acid because of the media attention they have received.’
    • ‘The full potential of the botulinum toxin will probably be known within the next five years, but as its injection into spastic muscles is a simple procedure, the intervention may well eventually be used in general practice.’
    • ‘The disorder can be treated with drugs or injections of the poison botulinum toxin, that temporarily weakens the muscles involved, but even ‘dinosaur doses’ did not help.’
    • ‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some state health departments keep a supply of antitoxin against botulinum toxin.’
    • ‘Any botulinum toxin would now also be so much sludge.’
    • ‘Well, yes, it is a chemical toxin; its proper name is botulinum toxin.’
    • ‘In some patients botulinus toxin can be injected in the muscles of the dominant arm.’
    • ‘Today botulinum toxin is widely known as a pharmaceutical agent with multiple uses and has been propelled into the public eye after it was widely reported in the lay press as an antiwrinkle drug for facial cosmetic enhancement.’

Pronunciation

botulinum toxin

/ˌbäCHəˌlīnəm ˈtäksən/