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Medical Term:

botulinus toxin


a potent exotoxin that is highly neurotoxic derived from Clostridium botulinum. Occurs in seven serotypes, noted as A–G (A, B, and E are responsible for most human disease). Serotype A is a variant used in medical experiments.

Synonym(s): botulin, botulismotoxin

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