What I need to know about Constipation
Botulism (from Latin botulus, "sausage") is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin, botulin, that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulin is the most potent known toxin, blocking nerve function and leading to respiratory and musculoskeletal paralysis.
Constipation is passage of small amounts of hard, dry bowel movements, usually fewer than three times a week. People who are constipated may find it difficult and painful to have a bowel movement. Other symptoms of constipation include feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and sluggish.
Many people think they are constipated when, in fact, their bowel movements are regular. For example, some people believe they are constipated, or irregular, if they do not have a bowel movement every day. Howeve...
Botulism as related to Constipation
- Botulism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Infant botulism (also referred to as floppy baby syndrome) was first recognized in 1976, and is the most common form of botulism in the United States.
- Infant Botulism - KidsHealth
Infant botulism can occur when a newborn ingests bacteria that produce toxins inside the body. It's very rare and most babies who do get botulism recover fully.
- Botulism : Get Facts on Toxin, Poisoning and Treatment
Read about botulism causes (Clostridium botulinum toxin), symptoms (muscle paralysis, dry mouth, constipation), history, treatment, and types (food-borne, infant, wound).
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What causes botulism? How many kinds of botulism are there? How serious is botulism?
- Botulism - Colorado State University Extension
Botulism can be controlled with awareness of the types of botulism, conditions affecting the growth of the toxin-producing spores, symptoms, treatment and prevention.
- Clostridium Botulinum ( Botulism ) food poisoning
Clostridium Botulinum (Botulism) What is Botulism? Botulism is a rare but potentially life-threatening bacterial illness. Clostridium Botulinum bacteria grows on food ...
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Botulinum toxin: Mechanism of action at presynaptic nerve terminals 2. Overall action: Blocks neurotransmitter release at peripheral cholinergic nerve terminals