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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


onabotulinumtoxinA  listen  (ON-uh-BAH-choo-LY-num-TOK-sin-A)

  A drug used to treat certain medical conditions. These include severe underarm sweating and severe muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders. OnabotulinumtoxinA is also used to smooth wrinkles on the face. It is being studied in the treatment of pain in patients with skin leiomyomas (benign smooth muscle tumors) and other conditions. It is a form of a toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.