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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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