Reference : About the toxicity of some Strychnos species and their alkaloids
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Pharmacy, pharmacology & toxicology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/14031
About the toxicity of some Strychnos species and their alkaloids
English
Philippe, Geneviève mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de pharmacie > Pharmacognosie >]
Angenot, Luc mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de pharmacie > Pharmacognosie >]
Tits, Monique mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de pharmacie > Phytochimie et phytothérapie >]
Frederich, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de pharmacie > Pharmacognosie >]
15-Sep-2004
Toxicon
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
44
4
405-416
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0041-0101
Oxford
[en] Strychnos ; strychnine ; curare ; indolomonoterpenic alkaloid
[en] Poisons are widespread in plants and animals and humankind has often tried to turn them to its own advantage. Owing to their poisonous properties, some species of Strychnos genus have been employed mainly in hunting and fishing, as an adjunct to weapons used not only in the search of food and clothes, but also for preventing depredation by wild animals. They have been employed for martial and criminal purposes and also as a means of determining guilt or innocence. By their nature, poisons such as strychnine and curate affect the functioning of the victim's body; this also means that they have been, and are, an important source of pharmacological tools and medicines all over the world. With such potentially dangerous substances, care in medication is essential to avoid complications by overdose. All these points are approached in the present review. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/14031
10.1016/j.toxicon.2004.05.006

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