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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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The success of this development will potentially be the first US FDA approved microchannel delivery of neurotoxins for the peri-orbital region in the US.
Staging may not always be possible, but he prefers to allow 2 weeks for a neurotoxin to take effect before adding more neurotoxin or filler.
Botulinum neurotoxin is also effective for some types of facial movement disorders (dystonias)for example, tics caused by benign essential blepharopasm.
A portion of neurotoxin called P-saporin (SP-sap) attaches to a pain-sensing nerve, moves inside and destroys it.
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.
The five strains were remarkably similar in the area of the genome containing the neurotoxin gene.
For plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and otolaryngologists, Kontis (plastic surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital) and Lacombe, a facial plastic surgeon in private practice, outline the techniques, anatomic considerations, indications, preparation, instrumentation, safety precautions, complications, and post-treatment care involved in the injection of cosmetic neurotoxins and fillers to various areas of the body.
Francesca Fuso mentions, "there are new neurotoxins that are still undergoing clinical trials.
It has been recognized that the botulinum neurotoxins are produced by four distinct groups of C.
Researchers thought that a neurotoxin produced by bacteria in some plants was consumed by a high amount of the Chamorro people causing this illness.
The Committee also found that the association between exposure to smoke from oil well fires, neurotoxins and the receipt of large numbers of vaccines could not be ruled out as causes as well.