Definition of botulinum in English:



  • A rod-shaped bacterium that produces botulin.

    Clostridium botulinum

    ‘It is also unclear whether the vial contained the bacteria botulinum, from which the toxin is drawn, or the toxin itself, as Mr Kay claimed in interviews over the weekend.’
    • ‘Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a nerve toxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.’
    • ‘Clostridium (meaning spindle shaped bacterium) botulinum comes from the soil and makes spores (survival packages) that are very hard to destroy.’
    • ‘The clinical signs of Botulism in cattle are caused by the toxin produced by a bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum, which is in the same group that causes such familiar diseases as tetanus and blackleg.’
    • ‘The pH of garlic is in the range of 5.3 to 6.3 which will support the growth and subsequent toxin production of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.’
    • ‘Infant botulism can occur when a child ingests a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum that is in dirt and dust and can contaminate honey.’
    • ‘Growth of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in canned food may cause botulism - a deadly form of food poisoning.’
    • ‘Botox is a complex of proteins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which contains the same toxin that causes food poisoning.’
    • ‘There are various forms of botulism poisoning, which is caused by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum naturally found in lake soil.’
    • ‘Kirkland said several explanations could explain the mass mortality at the springs, including drought, toxic gases, or botulinum (a bacterial toxin).’
    • ‘There must be a minimum, uniform level of acid throughout the mixed product to prevent the growth of botulinum bacteria.’
    • ‘The State Department indicated that botulinum, a biological poison that causes muscle paralysis and death, should be considered strong evidence of a banned weapons program.’
    • ‘Another important toxin is botulinum, which is produced by bacteria contaminating certain foods.’
    • ‘Results showed that the patients who received botulinum had significantly greater improvements in decreasing the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain than the patients who received placebo.’
    • ‘Although the medical literature on C botulinum and its toxins is truly enormous, the references cited herein provide a meaningful framework for understanding this most fascinating pathogen.’
    • ‘People can die from having too much botulinum in their blood.’
    • ‘The idea of botulinum, needles and pain isn't exactly pleasant’.’
    • ‘Administration of trivalent licensed antitoxin or heptavalent botulinum may prevent or decrease a patient's progression to respiratory failure and hasten recovery.’
    • ‘Clostridium botulinum, the causative agent of botulism, is an obligate anaerobic, gram-positive bacillus occurring singly or in pairs.’
    • ‘It can also test for the toxins ricin and botulinum.’



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