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Strychnine as an antidote in narcotic poisoning

by Gibson, George Alexander

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Published by [s.n.] in [London?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poisoning,
  • Antidotes

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby G. A. Gibson
    ContributionsRoyal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp401-405.
    Number of Pages405
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26276223M

    Strychnine the Medicine. Despite the dangerous nature of the drug, reports of its therapeutic value have been described. Medicinal uses appear to be linked with its ability to induce muscle contraction: Paralysis: The most common use appears to be in patients with paralysed or palsied limbs. The strychnine was mixed with a tiny quantity of. Strychnine is also found as an adulterant in street drugs such as amphetamines, heroin, and cocaine. Strychnine poisoning signs and symptoms are severe, painful spasms of the neck, back, and limbs, and convulsions with an intact sensorium. Symptoms might progress to coma. Tachycardia and hypertension are also common effects. The minimum lethal File Size: 91KB.

    A Case of Acute Strychnine Poisoning Article (PDF Available) in Veterinary and human toxicology 46(2) May with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Overview Information Hemlock is a very poisonous plant. In fact, all parts of the plant are toxic. Hemlock is most poisonous during the early stages of growth in the spring, but it is dangerous at.

    Strychnine. 2. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE OF PREVENTION, PESTICIDES AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES CERTIFIED MAIL Poisoning Incidents c. Toxicological Endpoints for Risk .   In the case of strychnine, a potentially useful first-aid treatment would be to give the poisoning victim a sedative such as Valium, if available. Cyanide poisoning requires more sophisticated.


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Strychnine as an antidote in narcotic poisoning by Gibson, George Alexander Download PDF EPUB FB2

Strychnine poisoning can be fatal to humans and other animals and can occur by inhalation, swallowing or absorption through eyes or mouth. It produces some of the most dramatic and painful symptoms of any known toxic reaction, making it quite noticeable and a common choice Specialty: Emergency medicine.

Strychnine is a strong poison; only a small amount is needed to produce severe effects in people. Strychnine poisoning can cause extremely serious adverse health effects, including death. Where strychnine is found and how it is used. The primary natural source of strychnine is the plant Strychnos nux-vomica.

This plant is found in southern Asia. Recently Aikman 1 has called attention to the importance of strychnine as a cause of fatal poisoning in children. He adds three cases to the long list of fatalities already attributed to this alkaloid.

Statistical studies 2 on the subject indicate further that strychnine is the commonest cause of poisoning among children. In most instances the strychnine is obtained from sugar-coated cathartic Cited by: Strychnine’s Origins.

Strychnine is an alkaloid, which makes it the evil cousin of drugs like caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, and theobromine. All of these are nitrogen-rich, slightly basic. Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version.

Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by : Robert Barnes. Strychnine (/ ˈ s t r ɪ k n iː n / STRIK-neen or /-n ɪ n /-⁠nin; US mainly / ˈ s t r ɪ k n aɪ n / STRIK-nyne) is a highly toxic, colorless, bitter, crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide, particularly for killing small vertebrates such as birds and nine, when inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the eyes or mouth, causes poisoning which results in muscular Chemical formula: C₂₁H₂₂N₂O₂.

APPEARANCE: Colorless, transparent crystals or white, crystalline powder.; DESCRIPTION: Strychnine is a toxic alkaloid derived from the seeds of the trees Strychnos nux vomica, Strychnos ignatii (S. sancta Ingnatius), and Strychnos tiente (Upas tree), that can be found in India, southern Asia, northern Australia, and Hawaii.

It was widely used in poison (toxic) baits to kill rodents. Strychnine. Strychnine poisoning should be suspected in patients presenting with first-time seizure-like activity with intact consciousness. Strychnine is a competitive antagonist of the inhibitory neurotransmitter glycine, 88 resulting in disinhibition of motor neurons in the spinal cord.

This can lead to increased motor neuron impulses. Rarely, cases of poisoning occur in which a strychnine-containing rodenticide is implicated. This topic review will discuss the basic pharmacology, clinical presentation, and management of strychnine poisoning. Discussions of the general approach to the management of poisoned patients and detailed management of other toxins are found elsewhere.

Strychnine is a monoterpenoid indole alkaloid that is strychnidine bearing a keto substituent at the position. It has a role as an avicide, a glycine receptor antagonist, a cholinergic antagonist, a rodenticide and a neurotransmitter agent.

It is a monoterpenoid indole. The severity of symptoms, and possibly death, is contingent on the amount of strychnine ingested. Strychnine poisoning in dogs occurs when strychnine, a highly toxic compound used in many rat poisons, is ingested by dogs.

Strychnine poisoning requires immediate medical attention, as death can occur without prompt treatment. CURATIVE MEDICINE. PART XV. POISONS AND THEIR ANTIDOTES. How Poisons Enter the System.—Under the head of poisons, it is intended to include all those substances which exercise pernicious, as distinguished from medicinal, effects upon the human body, tending to disturb its action or organization injuriously, and if not remedied to possibly cause death.

Strychnine can be introduced to the body by inhalation, swallowing, intravenously, or absorption through eyes or mouth. Strychnine toxicity produces some of the most dramatic and painful symptoms of any known toxic reaction, and can be fatal.

For this reason, strychnine poisoning has been used often throughout literature and film. Strychnine: the notorious but rare poison at the heart of a modern mystery Strychnine poisoning is a horrible and, nowadays, unusual way to die.

Author: Kathryn Harkup. applicators) may be exposed to strychnine during normal use of bait formulations below-ground. Strychnine is highly acutely toxic by the oral and ocular and presumably by the inhalation routes of exposure.

In addition, numerous incidents have been reported. Additional information including poisoning incident data and end-use product acute. Strychnine is a highly toxic (LD 50 i.v. in rats: mg kg −1) alkaloid that was isolated from the seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica, which is native to India and East Asia, and named after the structure of strychnine was determined by Woodward in The total synthesis was also achieved by many chemists including Woodward.

While it is barely soluble in water, its hydrochloride. Strychnine is very rapidly absorbed from the stomach, and can result in clinical signs within 15 minutes to 2 hours. As little as a few tablespoons of strychinine-laced bait can cause poisoning.

Clinical signs include nervousness, anxiety, drooling, severe seizures. A weightlifter at the Rio Games is the first to lose a medal for doping. Here's what you need to know about strychnine, the poison he used as a performance-enhancing : Carmen Drahl.

Strychnine is derived from plants in the genus Strychnos, and the compound is an alkaloid without any odor but with a very bitter taste. Its crystals are long, thin, and colorless, and they are poorly soluble in water. It takes nearly 7 liters of water to dissolve 1 gram, but as a salt its solubility is improved without impacting toxicity.

Strychnine Poisoning Agency: Natural Resources Description. Strychnine is an alkaloid extract obtained from the dried ripe seeds of Strychnos nux vomica, a small tree of the East the past strychnine has been used as an antiseptic, stomach tonic, circulatory stimulant, central nervous system stimulant, and as a medication for the relief of constipation.

Arena JM. Poisoning - treatment and prevention. Part I. JAMA. Jun 23; (12)– Jackson G, Ng SH, Diggle GE, Bourke IG. Strychnine poisoning treated successfully with diazepam.

Br Med J. Aug 26; 3 ()– [PMC free article] Herishanu Y, Landau H. Diazepam in the treatment of strychnine poisoning. Case by:   She had taken one-thirtieth grain ( gm.) strychnine sulphate tablets at 1 p. m. after a heavy meal She immediately had a severe generalized convulsion with opisthotonos [body arched], trismus [lockjaw], risus sardonicus [a taut, toothy grin], complete extension of the extremities, and cyanosis [purpling of the skin and mucous.Strychnine poisoning: a case report R Sarvesvaran MD, DMJ Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya Abstract A teenage male was admitted to a hospital in the United Kingdom following the ingestion of strychnine.

The typical spasms of strychnine poisoning were observed and he died during the fourth convulsion. The.