The Pros And Cons Of Botulinum Toxin

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If a product that you have says can kill you would you still buy it. It most cases people will automatically say of course not. In an industrialized society that has multiple advances in technology there are many chemicals that are used throughout the food that is eaten and products that are used that harness to possibility of causing very harmful effects to the body if they used in concentrated sums. There are a multitude of chemicals that can be discussed, but what will be focused on will be the botulinum toxin on of the most poisonous and deadliest neurotoxins known to man. Due to it toxicity it is one of the most studied toxins because its toxicity and medical benefits.
Botulinum toxin(BTX) is a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, however it can also be found and produced by the bacterium C.butyricum, C.baratii, and C.argentinensw. There are seven types of serotypes nueroparalytic stains that are produced by Clostridium botulinum and are number A-G (Brin,
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Bacterium producers of botulinum can be found many day to day places and items such as carpets, floors, and some food one example being honey. Classic or food-bourne botulism is a result from ingestion from food that contain strains BTX-A, B, and E. These strains of botulinum are characterized symmetric, descending flaccid paralysis of motor and autonomic nerves that usually being with the cranial nerves (Foster, Huang, and Rogachefsky,2000). This results blurrred vision, dyphgia, and dysarthria that common initial symptoms and in the most severe cases results in repspitory arrest and death. Infantile botulinum is the result of ingestion of spores and production of toxins in the gut of the infant. Wound botulinum is caused by the consequence of toxin produced in wounds that are contaminated with the bacteria organisms (Foster, Huang, and

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