Alternative & Integrative Medicine

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This Mysterious Botox


Elena Polukhin

Botox is one of the most popular medications in market attracting a lot of patients and practicing community attention. Thanks to a myriad of applications-wrinkles, perspiration, pain control and migraine treatment, Botox often seems more like a comprehensive, ‘cure-all’ approach, similar to that of using Windex by one of the characters in the movie “My Big, Fat Greek Wedding.” Furthermore, Botox is a trade name of Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) type A, that belongs to the group of neurotoxins, produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. What is so unique in this medication and why it is gaining such fierce popularity over the last several years? The answer to this is the involvement of Bacteria for its production which makes it a Biological product which is unique.


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