Botulinum Toxin B

  title={Botulinum Toxin B},
  author={D. Figgitt and S. Noble},
  • D. Figgitt, S. Noble
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Drugs
  • SummaryAbstractBotulinum toxins are well known as the causative agents of human botulism food poisoning. However, in the past two decades they have become an important therapeutic mainstay in the treatment of dystonias including cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder characterised by involuntary contractions of the cervical and/or shoulder muscles. The toxins inhibit acetylcholine release from neuromuscular junctions, producing muscle weakness when injected into dystonic muscles.Data from… CONTINUE READING
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