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Botulinum ToxinAlso known by brand names Botox and Dysport. A highly toxic protein, sometimes used in minute amounts as a muscle relaxant with stroke survivors who have painful spasciticity or high tone in their muscles affecting their ability to walk and function.
For similar information see ProceduresBotulinum toxin is a type of medicine.
It relaxes your muscles.
Sometimes a stroke causes problems with your muscles.
You might have painful and tight muscles.
This can make it hard to walk or move.
A small amount of botulinum toxin can help relax the muscles.
It is also called Botox or Dysport.
For similar information see Procedures