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    Nature has many toxins it uses to protect itself against predators. Toxins in nature can either kill humans or can do damage to the body. In the animal and plant kingdom there are toxins deadly to humans, but we have found ways to combat some of them. How do the toxins in nature affect the body and how does man fight back? Many plants are poisonous from poison ivy and poison sumac to flowers used in bouquets such as larkspur and lily of the valley. Plants spread their poisons in different ways

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    Botulinum Toxin

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    Botulinum Toxin: A.K.A Botox Our world revolves around beauty, even if that beauty is poison. Accordking to Plasticsurgery.org, “14.6 million procedures of cosmetic plastic surgery occurred in 2012,” which shows how many people care about beauty and changing the way they were born, and society accepts it. Botox isn’t worth it. Botox was known as a “sausage poison” or “fatty poison” because it grew from sausage products that had been handled improperly. Justinus Kerner, a physician, was the first

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    Botulism, the Deadly Toxin

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    paralytic illness that is caused by the botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum is a gram positive, anaerobic, spore forming bacterium that is naturally occurring in soil. Botulism dates back to the eighteenth century when the first food borne botulism was documented. During this time many people were doing home fermented sausages and this was thought to be the cause of botulism. This is how the toxin got its name since “Botulism” in Latin comes from

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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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    significant adverse side effects. However, not many Botox patients are aware that what they are injecting into their bodies, botulinum toxin, is one of the most lethal substances known to mankind. This neurotoxin poses a major threat to be used in a bioterrorism attack, killing thousands of people. If it is truly as toxic as scientists claim, then how can botulinum toxin possibly be used in facial injections? This is a very controversial substance that possesses an intriguing mixture of paradoxical uses

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    Botulinum Toxin aka The Miracle Poison

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    junction, thus causing muscle paralysis (Dolly, 1997). Botulinum Toxin is very vital in the management of numerous medical conditions like headaches, hyper salivation, and spastic movement disorders. Botulinum Toxin is also used in cosmetology to correct lines, wrinkles and creases to the face, chin, neck, and chest to dermatological applications like hyperidrosis also known as “ abnormally excessive sweating” Injections with botulinum toxin are most times tolerated and side effects are minimal. A precise

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    September 21, 2015 How Botulism Toxin (Botox) Causes Paralysis Botulinum toxin is the toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. (CDC) This toxin is the most poisonous substance known to man. (Reddy) One gram of botulinum, if distributed evenly, could kill one million people if inhaled. (Reddy) Botulism, the disease caused by botulinum toxin, is very rare; there are only roughly 145 new cases in the United States each year. (CDC) However, even though the toxin is so poisonous, it’s also used

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    Pesticide Toxins

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    the production of digestive enzymes (Seralini, 2011). The consumption of GM maize line NK 603 has been shown to cause renal leakage and reduced kidney weight due to the toxins present from the transgene (Kramkowska, 2013). The pesticide toxins within GMOs have different impacts depending on the sex of the consumer because the toxins imitate estrogen and impact the endocrine system. The consumption of GM maize MON 863 decreases the growth rate of males, but increases the growth rate of females (Seralini

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    letters lace with Ricin to the President Obama and New York Mayor Bloomberg. Ricin is a deadly biological toxin that if inhaled or digested will cause death if not treated in time. Shannon Richardson wanted to send a deadly message to the government about her constitutional rights to bear arms. She did not care if she hurt innocent people such has her husband and children because this toxin can spread quickly and the symptoms take up to 4-8 hours to start. Since this attack the Secret Service has

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    Essay On Scorpion

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    tricking the scorpion. Tetrodotoxin is a powerful poison found on liver and reproductive organ of some puffer fish. 2. What bird's feathers are poisonous, and what is the toxin contained by the bird? Briefly detail the effects of the toxin? Ans: The feather of Pitohui, colorful New Guinea bird is poisonous and the name of the toxin secretes by this bird is batrachotoxin. The bird secret betrachotoxin to protect from its predators like hunters, snakes, eagle etc. When a person keep the feather of Pitohui

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