/ bɑːtʃuːlɪzəm /
Množina reči botulism je botulisms.
Prevedi botulism na: francuski · nemački
Poisoning from ingesting botulin; affects the CNS.
Sausage-poisoning; poisoning by any infected preserved meat. Rare, often fatal type of food poisoning. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, muscular paralysis, breathing difficulties and disturbed vision.
It is caused by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, found in soil and sometimes in improperly canned foods.
Thorough cooking destroys the toxin, which otherwise suppresses the cardiac and respiratory centers of the brain. In neurology, botulinum toxin is sometimes used to treat rare movement disorders.