botulin


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Related to botulin: Clostridium botulinum, Botulinum toxin type a, Botulinum antitoxin

botulin

[′bäch·ə·lən]
(microbiology)
The neurogenic toxin which is produced by Clostridium botulinum and C. parabotulinum and causes botulism. Also known as botulinus toxin.
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Scientists in recent years have identified antibodies that people and animals make when exposed to botulin or a botulism vaccine.
Welsh common sense prevailed on Nicola HT when 55-year-old Laurina from Cwmbran revealed she had fabulous skin without going near botulin toxin type A.
Botox, which costs pounds 200, involves customers being injected in the forehead with botulin toxin type A, which is one of the world's deadliest poisons.
The so-called ``temporary facelift'', which costs pounds 200, involves customers being injected in the forehead with botulin toxin type A, which reduces wrinkles.
And the group has studied how to produce botulin poison batches capable of murdering up to 2,000 people, the report said.
They cultured and experimented with botulin toxin, anthrax, cholera, and Q fever.
Saddam Hussein is working to re-establish his military power by producing chemical and biological weapons, such as anthrax spores and botulin toxin.