Do you know that Botox, which is very popular today and is widely used in cosmetology as an anti-wrinkle agent, is a substance from bacterium - toxin. The producing bacterium is called Clostridium botulinum, and the toxin - Botulinum Toxin.
This toxin is one of the most poisonous substances on the earth. The main target of Botulinum Toxin is the nervous system. It disrupts the transmission of impulses in neuromuscular junction and causes muscle paralysis as a result. Poisoning with this toxin develops a life-threatening disease - Botulism. But in its purified and attenuated form Botulinum Toxin is used for medical purposes since 1970.
Originally it was used in ophthalmology (to treat sciatica) and neurology (to relieve muscle spasms). At this time a side effect - disappearance of wrinkles around the eyes, lips and forehead, of the toxin usage has been revealed. Since then, the Botox injections against wrinkles become very popular.
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