neurotoxin


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neurotoxin

[¦nu̇r·ō′täk·sən]
(biochemistry)
A poisonous substance in snake venom that acts as a nervous system depressant by blocking neuromuscular transmission by binding acetylcholine receptors on motor end plates, or on the innervated face of an electroplax.
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Bonti is a biotechnology company developing treatment paradigms with a novel neurotoxin platform for use in both aesthetic and therapeutic markets.
This iMicrotox IMX-001 study includes the company's three currently US FDA approved neurotoxins (onabotulinum toxinA, incobotulinumA and abobotulinumtoxinA) to be administered through its patented microchannel drug delivery device, AQT-001, or commercially known as AQUAGOLD fine touch.
Caption: Purdue researcher Riyi Shi is leading work to study the role of a known neurotoxin in chronic pain for people with paralysis.
Rossi offered for improving outcomes and patient satisfaction were warning patients in advance that static rhytids may require filler in addition to neurotoxin injection, checking for and photographing baseline asymmetry (such as a crooked smile) prior to treatment to avoid blaming the treatment after the fact, and tailoring injections to the patient.
Botulinum neurotoxin is a safe and effective treatment for upper limb spasticity of the arm and hand in adults.
Neurotoxins can cause disease, but its properties are being applied in positive uses.
Tetanus is a highly fatal disease caused by a neurotoxin of a gram positive and anaerobic bacterium of the Clostridium genous, Clostridium tetani(1).
If botulinum neurotoxin is produced in the infant gut it is transported to the neuromuscular junction, leading to flaccid muscle paralysis that in infants is known as floppy baby syndrome.
Now, researchers at Keele University have found that silicon-rich water "significantly reduced" levels of the neurotoxin in the body of victims.
The key is combining neurotoxins like Botox A, Dysport A or Xeomin A with other complementary skin rejuvenation procedures," says Jeff Russell, IAPAM Executive Director.
Most mammals are susceptible to botulinum neurotoxin and develop botulism with similar clinical features to humans (30-32).
Cyanobacteria produce a neurotoxin thought to be the cause of a neurodegenerative disorder in Guam.