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Resolve to avoid 'detox diets' in the new year

Now that the new year is here, many Americans begin to consider what changes they can make in order to improve themselves in the new year. According to a survey conducted in 2017, a little over 21 percent of Americans made ...

Jan 08, 2018
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Treatment of buccinator with botox is safe, effective

(HealthDay)—Treatment of the buccinator muscle with botulinum toxin is safe and effective, and three commercially available botulinum toxin neuromodulators are similar for treatment of facial synkinesis, according to two ...

Sep 28, 2017
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Toxin

A toxin (Greek: τοξικόν, toxikon) is a poisonous substance produced by living cells or organisms. (Although technically man is a living organism, man-made substances created by artificial processes usually aren't considered toxins by this definition.)

For a toxic substance not produced by living organisms, "toxicant" is the more appropriate term, and "toxics" is an acceptable plural.

Toxins can be small molecules, peptides, or proteins that are capable of causing disease on contact with or absorption by body tissues interacting with biological macromolecules such as enzymes or cellular receptors. Toxins vary greatly in their severity, ranging from usually minor and acute (as in a bee sting) to almost immediately deadly (as in botulinum toxin).

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