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Botox is the toxin botulinum. Probably the most dangerous poison on earth. I think it paralysis the muscles.
Quote from: Bill.D.Katt. on 01/03/2011 21:37:30Botox is the toxin botulinum. Probably the most dangerous poison on earth. I think it paralysis the muscles.Huh! If all they want to do is get paralytic, why don't they just go down the pub on Friday night?
What Is Botox ? What Does It Do ? How Does It Do It ?
What does it do?As suggested by other posters, Botox is used to paralyse muscles to hide wrinkles.
I think the idea is to paralyse certain muscles so that they relax and stop deforming the skin into wrinkles - as such, the skin looks smoother and apparently younger.Of course, it has the side effect of severely limited facial expressions, making a person seem emotionless - I'm not sure how attractive that is, personally. Still, it's probably an improvement on the "permanently surprised" expression post facelift.
Quote from: neilep on 01/03/2011 19:05:56What Is Botox ? What Does It Do ? How Does It Do It ?What is Botox?It's a preparation based on the neurotoxic protein produced by the anaerobic rod shaped bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin is widely considered the most toxic substance known due to the extremely low doses needed for the toxin to be fatal (less than 1ug is fatal by IV, IM or inhalation).It was originally known as "sausage poison" as the bacteria were often found growing in old, and badly kept, meat. It even gained it's name from this; "botulus" is Latin for sausage!It is often considered a potential biological warfare agent, although it is unstable in air, but it has been reported to be used on at least 3 occasions.What does it do?As suggested by other posters, Botox is used to paralyse muscles to hide wrinkles. The toxin causes a flaccid paralysis which causes the muscles to relax (as opposed to a spastic paralysis which causes them to contract). Targeting very tiny quantities at specific muscles can cause a slackening of the skin and a reduction in visible wrinkles.How does it do it?Botulinum toxin blocks the action of a neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) at specific junctions between nerves and muscles (the neuromuscular junction). The toxin gets inside the body of the nerve cell using one of it's 2 component protein chains. Once inside the cell, the second chain (an enzyme) actively destroys the machinery that packages the neurotransmitter. Without the packaging, the neurotransmitter cannot be used and nerve impulses cannot pass between nerve cells.
Quote from: lab monkey on 02/03/2011 16:52:47What does it do?As suggested by other posters, Botox is used to paralyse muscles to hide wrinkles.Botox is also used to treat people with hyperhydrosis : [i.e. who sweat like a glass-blowers arse].
Botox is also used to treat people with newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperhydrosis#Medications [nonactive] : [i.e. who sweat like a glass-blowers arse].