muscular paralysis


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muscular paralysis

Loss of the capacity of muscles to contract. It may be due to a structural or functional disorder in the muscle at the myoneural junction, in efferent nerve fibers, in cell bodies of nuclei of origin of the brain or of the gray matter of the spinal cord, in conducting pathways of the brain or spinal cord, or in motor centers of the brain.
See also: paralysis
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CELEBRITIES using anti-wrinkle Botox injections have been warned they could suffer fatal muscular paralysis.
Botulinum toxins are taken up by nerve cells through pinocytosis and mediate their action by binding to neuromuscular junctions and preventing acetylcholine release leading to muscular paralysis (16).
Total muscular paralysis, causing death, may occur in severe cases.
And Dr Peter Misra warns that Botox, a derivative of the deadly botulism toxin, could cause fatal muscular paralysis in its natural form and should be treated with care.