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Botulinum toxin

LC control 85016075
LC classificationQP632.B66
Topical headingBotulinum toxin
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Variant(s)Botox (Trademark)
Botulinismus toxin
Botulinum neurotoxin
Botulinus toxin
Clostridium botulinum toxin
See alsoBacterial toxins
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Neurotoxic agents
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Found inMESH (Botulinum toxins)
Dorland's med. dict.
Stedman's med. dict.
Botulinum neurotoxin and tetanus toxin, 1989.
Allergan web site, Dec. 20, 2000 ("Clostridium botulinum produces 7 distinct toxins, Types A through G. Botulinum toxin type A is the most studied of the 7 serotypes ... In 1989, the rights to a form of botulinum toxin type A, currently commercialized under the trade name Botox, were acquired by Allergan, Inc. ... Allergan's Botox (Botulinum toxin type A) purified neurotoxin complex is used in the treatment of certain neuromuscular disorders characterized by involuntary muscle contractions or spasms.)