Definition of Botulinum toxin

1. Noun. Any of several neurotoxins that are produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum; causes muscle paralysis.

Specialized synonyms: Botox, Botulinum Toxin A
Generic synonyms: Neurolysin, Neurotoxin



Definition of Botulinum toxin

1. Noun. a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Botulinum toxin

1. Neurotoxin (50 kD, 7 distinct serotypes) produced by certain strains of Clostridium botulinum. The bacterium produces the toxin as a complex with a haemagglutinin that prevents toxin inactivation in the gut. Proteolysis in the body results in cleavage into two fragments A and B. B binds to gangliosides and may stimulate the endocytosis of fragment A. See: synaptobrevin, tetanus toxin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Botulinum toxin

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1. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, John D Baldeschwieler, Marguerite Knox (1997)
"103276 XT 1 ff 1 1 botulinum toxin. botulinum toxin is a group of related, ... botulinum toxin is fast-acting, usually producing symptoms within 18 to 36 ..."

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