Strychnos

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Strychnos

(strik'nos),
A genus of tropic shrubs or trees (family Loganiaceae); most South American species contain chiefly quaternary neuromuscular blocking alkaloids, for example, curare; the African, Asiatic, and Australian species contain tertiary strychninelike alkaloids (for example, strychnine, brucine, and yohimbine-type alkaloids).
[G. nightshade]

Strychnos

a genus of tropical plant species in the family Loganiaceae; they contain strychnine or strychnine-like alkaloids including brucine, strychninine and lucidine and are therefore potentially poisonous. Includes S. lucida, S. nux-vomica, S. psilospermia, S. toxifera (a source of curare).