- a purified form of botulinum, a neurotoxin causing botulism, injected in minute amounts especially to treat muscle spasms and relax facial muscles in order to reduce wrinkles.
Origin of Botox
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Examples from the Web for botox
I have Botox and Restylane once every few months by the best doctor in New York, Pat Wexler.Joan Rivers: 'Death Is Like Plastic Surgery'
September 4, 2014
Maybe you think Botox is no big deal—a quick lunchtime jab to freshen up the face?
Practitioners recommend that Botox should start as early as our 20s so that wrinkles do not have the chance to form.
The owner of the spa where Gwyneth reportedly gets venomized says she uses this stuff instead of Botox.We Were Gwyneth’s GOOP Guinea Pigs
Erin Cunningham, Olivia Nuzzi
March 30, 2014
Still, Botox injections and facelifts are a double-edged sword.Should We Give Kim Novak a Break on the Oscar Plastic Surgery Hate-Tweeting?
March 6, 2014
- trademark a preparation of botulinum toxin used to treat muscle spasm and to remove wrinkles
C20: from bot(ulinum) (t)ox(in)
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Word Origin and History for botox
a commercial name for botulinum toxin, and composed of elements from those words, approved in U.S. as a temporary cosmetic injection in 2002.
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