TITLE

strychnine poisoning

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p717
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
44001031

 

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