botulism botulism  /ˈbɑ tʃu ˌlɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly

Usage(s):

  1. Botulism; CDC Botulism FAQ General information and frequently asked questions about Botulism; WebMD: Botulism Facts about botulism and the botulinum toxin.
  2. This year's outburst of home canning recently brought loud warnings against botulism an often fatal form of food poisoning from the health departments of New York and.
  3. She knows this because she has already been given Botox injections of dilute botulism toxin to smooth the furrows of her brow.

News

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    When we were wee lads and lassies and brought home art projects to litter mom's refrigerator doors, we thought we were going to be the next Bob Ross. Then we grew up and realized our artwork looked like we ate a can of botulism and barfed all over construction paper.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Colorado Daily

Quotes

  1. "Over the last year we've seen major recalls of peanut butter and jalapeño peppers spiked with salmonella, spinach laced with e-coli and chili loaded with botulism," Durbin said. "It's clear these are not isolated incidents and are the...
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Dick Durbin Source: IowaPolitics.com (press release)

  2. Pauling said: "To illustrate the threat [of chemical and biological weapons], I may mention the plans to use nerve gases that, when they do not kill, produce temporary or permanent insanity, and the plans to use toxins such as the botulism toxin,...
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Linus Pauling Source: Gainesville Sun

  3. LaHood says the safety boss has "only been on the job for 40 days" and it would be unfair to make him appear. "But if somebody died from botulism from eating sardines, I would have no idea where to go, what to do or who to inform."
    on Feb 24, 2010 By: Ray LaHood Source: The Guardian

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