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  • A trademark for a preparation of botulinum toxin, used to treat blepharospasms, strabismus, and muscle dystonias and to smooth facial wrinkles.

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  • proper noun A toxic compound, (generic name botulinum toxin type A), produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, that causes the paralysis of muscles.

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  • noun a neurotoxin (trade name Botox) that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions; is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily

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  • A virtual vial of Botox is equivalent to your ownership of a real vial of Allergan's Botox® Cosmetic that is reserved for your personal use at SmoothMED.

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  • A virtual vial of Botox is equivalent to your ownership of a real vial of Allergan's Botox® Cosmetic that is reserved for your personal use at SmoothMED.

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  • In 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of BOTOX® for use in certain cosmetic procedures, specifically to relax the glabellar muscles that cause a "furrowed brow", and since then the usage of Botox treatments has increased more than 20-fold over the last five years!

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  • Botox is used for various therapeutic purposes, though it is best known for fighting wrinkles.

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  • Botox is used for various therapeutic uses, though it 's best known for fighting wrinkles.

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  • Most comments discussing the women focus on their appearance, such as disgustingly suggesting that Blears looks as though she has had lots of Botox, to later say that a stroke instead of Botox is what has affected her facial features.

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  • Botox is Allergan 's top-selling product, with $1.31 billion in sales last year.

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  • Botox is Allergan 's top-selling product, with $1.31 billion in sales last year.

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  • Botox is used for various therapeutic uses, though it 's best known for fighting wrinkles.

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