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ab·rin

(ab'rin),
A phytotoxin from jequirity seeds or Indian glycyrrhiza, the red seeds (Abrus precatorius); used in ophthalmology.

abrin

(ā′brĭn)
n.
A poisonous protein found in the seeds of the rosary pea.

abrin

A phytotoxin in the seeds of Abrus precatorius, the jequerity or rosary pea, which is similar to ricin; poisoning can occur by inhalation, ingestion or absorption.

Clinical findings
Internal bleeding, GI complaints, mucosal irritation.

Mechanism
Inhibits protein synthesis; once used for chronic eye disorders, it is being evaluated as a potential chemotherapeutic.

abrin

An anticancer drug derived from the jequirity bean Abrus precatorius . Abrin contains toxic LECTINS that are more effective in inhibiting protein synthesis in some cancers than in normal cells.

abrin

toxalbumin in the seeds of Abrus precatorius. Causes purging and paralysis.
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As far as we know, no murderer has used abrin in the real world, but it has reared its head in the world of fiction.
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Type II RIP family is widely represented in plants of different taxonomic origins such as ricin, viscumin, abrin, volkesin, etc.
Lovestruck Kuntal Patel, 37, allegedly tried to kill her mother Meena by lacing her soft drink with abrin after she "forbade" her to marry Niraj Kakad.
Kuntal Patel is accused of lacing Meena Patel's Diet Coke with abrin after her mum forbade her to marry her boyfriend.
Bishop George Abu Jaoude, who presides over the Maronite archdiocese of Tripoli, and Shekka's mayor, Farjallah Kfoury, welcomed Rai from the crowd of well-wishers, who had come from the surrounding towns of Kfarhatta, Kalbaata, Ijd Abrin, Kefraya, Zakroun and Enfeh.