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.
Strychnine is an alkaloid that is found in Strychnos nux-vomica (Loganiaceae). It causes excitation of all parts of the central nervous system, with a characteristic motor pattern. Strychnine is a competitive antagonist at inhibitory neurotransmitter glycine receptors .
Strychnine is a glycine receptor antagonist not associated with the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. It is an alkaloid extracted from Strychnos nux vomica seeds. Strychnine is a colorless, odourless and bitter tasting powder. It is absorbed in skin, gastrointestinaland respiratory tract.
Warning: Strychnine sulfate may induce convulsions within 15 to 60 minutes following exposure. Caution is advised. Vital signs should be monitored closely. Signs and Symptoms of Acute Strychnine Sulfate Exposure: Signs and symptoms of acute exposure to strychnine sulfate generally involve excitation of all portions of the central nervous system.
Clinical description. The major identifying clinical features of strychnine poisoning through ingestion are severe, painful spasms of the neck, back, and limbs and convulsions with an intact sensorium. Signs and symptoms might progress to coma. Tachycardia and hypertension are .
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