strychnine poisoning

Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p717
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An encyclopedia entry for "strychnine poisoning" is presented. Strychnine refers to the poisonous chemical found in the seeds of a group of tropical trees and shrubs that belong to the strychnos species, and is mainly used as rodent poison. When ingested by humans, the poisonous chemical causes stiffness of the face, photosensitivity and seizures which may lead to death as a result of respiratory arrest.


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