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November 1995

Therapy With Botulinum Toxin

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(11):1049-1050. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540350035011

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Therapy With Botulinum Toxin is edited by two world-renowned authorities in movement disorders. It discusses many aspects of the use of botulinum toxin in treating human diseases caused by overcontraction of muscles. There are 46 chapters written by leading authorities in this field. The book is divided into six sections: basic science, dystonia, hemifacial spasm, strabismus, speech and voice disorders, and miscellaneous disorders. The section on basic science discusses the mechanism, structure, preparation, immunogenicity, and pharmacology of botulinum toxin. The other five sections discuss many neurologic and nonneurologic disorders, such as dystonia, hemifacial spasm, facialoral-mandibular spasm and bruxism, strabismus, palsy of the sixth cranial nerve, spasmodic dysphonia, oromandibular dysphonia, stuttering, tremor, tics, spasticity, detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia, gastrointestinal disorders, palatal tremor, and wrinkles. This volume discusses not only botulinum toxin A, the most widely used type of toxin today, but also botulinum toxins F and B. Botulinum toxins F or B may

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