A highly purified preparation of botulinum toxin A, a toxin generated by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is injected, in very small quantities, into certain muscle tissue, as remedy. It acts by preventing the transmission of neurological impulses to muscle tissue so paralyzes (relaxes) the muscles. Botox therapy has actually found progressively more utilizes from reducing muscle mass spasms (because, like, in spastic cerebral palsy) to its more and more widespread beauty used in flattening lines and wrinkles.
a commercial name for botulinum toxin, and made up of elements from those terms, authorized in U.S. as a temporary cosmetic injection in 2002.
a neurotoxin (trade name Botox) that is used medically in tiny amounts to take care of strabismus and facial spasms as well as other neurologic conditions described as abnormal muscle contractions; can also be employed by plastic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily