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Neuropoisons pp 325-347 | Cite as

Botulinum Toxin as a Tool for Research on the Nervous System

  • Daniel B. Drachman

Abstract

In recent years there has been a great increase of interest in the mechanisms by which nerves transfer information to other nerves and to nonneural end organs. New chemical, pharmacological and physiological techniques have been developed to study the variety of neurotransmitter agents and mechanisms which exist in nature. Nevertheless, our knowledge of the sequence of events from synthesis of a transmitter through its ultimate effect at the innervated end-organ is incomplete for any given agent or synapse.

Keywords

Botulinum Toxin Chick Embryo Nerve Ending Motor Nerve White Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel B. Drachman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyThe Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine and HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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