botulinus


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Related to botulinus: botulinus toxin, Botulinum antitoxin

botulinus

[′bäch·ə′lī·nəs]
(microbiology)
A bacterium that causes botulism.
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Attracting attention recently is a method to treat wrinkles in the forehead and eyebrows by using a protein made from a toxin in the botulinus bacteria to paralyze the muscle that controls the wrinkles.
The hypothesis was that if grass sickness was caused by intoxication with bacillus botulinus, then the blood in the serum of chronic cases should contain traces of antitoxin," explains Bruce McGorum of the University of Edinburgh.
Fukuda said Iraq has yet to disprove allegations it possesses such materials as the VX nerve agent, anthrax and botulinus bacillus, and has been reluctant to allow aerial weapons inspections and has watched the inspectors.
This pounds 200 temporary facelift reduces wrinkles by injecting your frown lines with botulinus toxin, a deadly poison.