is Botox and What's the Use
Botox is an injectable substance that is a medical grade form of
the botulinum toxin, most often used to soften and relax
forehead/scowl lines as well as crows feet around the eye area.
Botulin toxin or botox is the toxic compound produced by the
bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is an enzyme that breaks
down one of the fusion proteins that allow neurons to release
acetylcholine at a neuromuscular junction. By interfering with
nerve impulses in this way, it causes paralysis of muscles in
botulism. The toxin is a two-chain polypeptide with a 100 kDa
heavy chain joined by a disulphide bond to a 50-kD light chain.
It is possibly the most toxic substance known, with a lethal do
Botox is most commonly used to smooth out wrinkles but can be
used to help in many other cases. It's been found that botox
injections can help children with cerebral palsy from agravating
and suffering some other side effects. Muscle tension that often
occurs with cerebral palsy has been seen to ameliorate while
using botox. A side effect is a dry mouth, but in the case of
neurological conditions, such as cerebral palsy, where excessive
drooling is a problem, this is actually helpful.
It's been found that BT, the botulinum toxin, injected into the
prostate reduces the levels of prostate-specific antigen and the
prostatic hyperplasia symptoms while being well tolerated. These
results have been observed in a preliminary trial that was
placebo controlled. The trial went great with no systemic
adverse effects or any complications.
The botulinum toxin type A can be deadly, paralyzing muscles
needed for breathing, but only very small doses are given in
medical or cosmetic treatments.
Botox works by blocking the signal that nerves are trying to
pass to the muscles.
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