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    approximately 83,000 people. About three out of every 10,000 people are affected by S.T. (Wallace). The patients' neck may turn or the muscles may pull involuntary and tighten up, more so when they are tired (Bair). Another type of dystonia is Blepharospasm is when the eyelids, jaws, lips, or tongue are involved.

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    Botox Injections Botulinum toxin, also known as “Botox,” is a type of toxin injection used in modern medicine to reduce wrinkles and restore the aging face and body. There are two main types types: A and type B, which are used for treating disorders in the medical field which are available in various brands of botulinum injections including Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport. Skorin, (2004). Since 1989 the FDA approved botulinum injections for the treatment of facial wrinkles (as cited in Harvard Women’s

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    Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin

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    Botulinum toxin is a protein product of the gram-negative anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, it also contains the same toxin found in food poisoning. After purification, botulinum toxin became the first bacterial toxin to be used in medical treatments. (5 Vangelova) After being injected into the body, the toxin attaches itself to nerve endings at the point where the nerves join muscles. The chemical acetylcholine is released which then signals the muscles to contract resulting in weakness

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    Botox Case Study

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    Insurance The question on whether Botox costs are covered by insurance depends entirely on the reason and the treatment area. Majority of the insurance plans available cover medically connected Botox treatment like hyperhidrosis, migraines and blepharospasm. On the other hand, cosmetic Botox treatments are elective procedures and hence not covered by insurance plans. Even if this is the case, it is worth contacting your insurance policy provider for confirmation. Allergan, who are the makers of Botox

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    Direct Injury Case Study

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    CORNEAL FLASH BURNS Overview The transparent tissue that covers the iris to secure the profound structure of the eye is called cornea. The cells are found in the corneal surface behave just like skin cells. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from light sources may cause corneal burns. Ultraviolet rays from the sun or bright light reflected from surfaces such as water, sand or snow, can cause corneal burns. Powerful light sources, such as tanning in the tanning bed, lamp flood photographer, halogen

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    ... ... middle of paper ... ...ive chemical reactions. The symptoms of eye contact come in two forms and at different times, ocular symptoms within 4 to 6 hours and corneal edema within 1 hour. Symptoms are as follows: pain, photophobia, blepharospasm, lacrimation, conjunctivitis, corneal lesions, blistering of the eyelids, and infections. Short term to long term effects that could occur is blindness though this may clear up with 10 days. Works Cited Dick Wilson (1982). When Tigers

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    Description and identification: Clostridium botulinum is a kind of bacterium that is responsible for botulism. This is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium. There are 7 types of toxins caused by C.botulinum, A-G, but only 4 of these toxin are known to cause a disease in humans they are A, B,E, and F. Only type A is universal throughout the world. Toxin G is encoded in the plasmid unlike the rest are encoded in the bacterial chromosome. What is special about type C. Botulinum is that it can only

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    Bacteria Facts

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    Bacteria Facts Bacteria is something we are all reminded of on a daily basis by merely switching on our televisions where we are bombarded with advertisements for both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria contrary to the view of the past when only so-called ‘bad’ bacteria was ever talked about, so what has changed? This essay will address the facts about bacteria including their ideal conditions for growth as well as looking at specific examples of how they can be both helpful and harmful to humans

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    ​From swimming pools to poison gas, chlorine is used throughout lives of many, but many people do not realize the toxicity that chlorine can have at certain levels. This paper will explore the uses, structure and properties, routes of exposure, source, toxic effects, and metabolism of chlorine. As well as give precautions and tips to protect you from the toxic effects of chlorine. ​The uses of chlorine vary greatly and it is often found in many items around the house. Chlorine is used every summer

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    Exploring Glanders

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    Glanders, caused by a bacterium (Burkholderia mallei, earlier known as as Pseudomonas mallei or Actinobacillus mallei), is a contagious and deadly zoonotic disease which affects equines (horses, donkeys & mules) as well as humans. In horses, it appears as a chronic disease, while in donkeys and mules it is an acute disease. Man is the accidental host, usually the disease resulting from occupational contact. The bacterium possesses potential to be used as a biological weapon, a category B bio-threat

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