Definition of Botox

1. Noun. A neurotoxin (trade name Botox) that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions; is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily.

Exact synonyms: Botulinum Toxin A
Generic synonyms: Botulinum Toxin

Definition of Botox

1. Proper noun. A toxic compound, (generic name ''botulinum toxin type A''), produced by the bacterium ''Clostridium botulinum'', that causes the paralysis of muscles. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Botox) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Botox

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Bothnian Bay
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Bottcher's canal
Bottcher's cells
Bottcher's crystals
Bottcher's ganglion

Literary usage of Botox

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1. From Test Tube to Patient: New Drug Development in the United States by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Approved in 1989, botox is derived from the same deadly bacterium that causes ... In the case of botox, Allergan Pharmaceuticals "adopted" the biologic from ..."

2. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, John D Baldeschwieler, Marguerite Knox (1997)
"Studies on thousands of adults treated with botox® have shown only mild side effects—eg, a diffuse skin rash lasting several days —as a result of the ..."

3. Department of Defense Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program Avip edited by Steve Buyer (2000)
"... Dysport (botox - anti-spasm). During his association with Portón, Mr. El-Hibri was instrumental in marketing and distributing substantial quantities of ..."

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