from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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 n. A toxic compound, (generic name botulinum toxin type A), produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, that causes the paralysis of muscles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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.
LOVE BEATS BOTOX: Is the pen mightier than the Botox needle?
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!
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.
Botox is Allergan 's top-selling product, with $1.31 billion in sales last year.
Botox is used for various therapeutic uses, though it 's best known for fighting wrinkles.
Botox is used for various therapeutic purposes, though it is best known for fighting wrinkles.
Botox is usually well tolerated when used appropriately, but it's not risk free.
Botox is one of several migraine prevention treatments currently available.
* Previously: Botox is the main sponsor for the upcoming LA Fashion Week.