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What does BOTOX stand for?

BOTOX stands for Botulinum Toxin

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Canadian ophthalmologist Jean Carruthers used botulinum toxin to correct blepharospasm (twitching of the eye muscles) and realised that the temporarily paralysing effect of the toxin may be the key to her husband Alastair's quest for developing a treatment against frown lines.
botulinum cells produce botulinum toxin only under unique conditions: an anaerobic environment, nonacidic pH, low salinity, and high water activity (a critical factor influencing shelf-life) (2).
The theory fell out of favour for a while, but was revived in the 1990s, with the first paper establishing a link between botulinum toxin and grass sickness published in 1999 by Keith Miller.