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Clostridium Botulinum

Clostridium Botulinum

C017/0932

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32.0 x 23.9 cm ⏐ 12.6 x 9.4 in (300dpi)

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CAVALLINI JAMES / BSIP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CAVALLINI JAMES / BSIP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Clostridium botulinum bacteria (botulism bacillus). This bacterium secretes a powerful toxin which blocks the motor neurons responsible for muscle contraction. When injected locally this toxin (Botox) diminishes wrinkles by paralysing the muscles that cause them. Optical microscope x 2000.

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