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Medical Term:

botulinum toxin

 

Definition: an extremely potent neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, a gram-positive, strictly anaerobic bacillus; causes botulism when the preformed toxin is ingested in previously contaminated food products. The toxin inhibits release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

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