Argemone


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Argemone

a genus of the plant family Papaveraceae, the poppy family. Includes A. mexicana, A. ochroleuca, A. subfusiformis; contains isoquinoline alkaloids including sanguinarine, which causes mucosal irritation and also interference with pyruvate oxidation in brain tissue. The sanguinarine is excreted in cows' milk and may be linked to the occurrence of endemic primary glaucoma of humans. The seeds of A. mexicana and A. ochroleuca are frequent contaminants of grain fed to chicken, causing low egg production, edema, ataxia, comb cyanosis and gastroenteritis. Dried plants in hay may cause chronic heart failure in cattle. Called also Mexican poppy.
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The genus Argemone is very rich in alkaloids, which have both pharmaceutical and pest control properties.
Symptoms developed in affected persons were of sudden onset with single peak and no any secondary case was reported suggestive of point source epidemic and probable cause was consumption of mustard oil with possibility of adulteration with argemone oil.
Argemone mexicana decoction versus artesunate-amodiaquine for the management of malaria in Mali: policy and public-health implications.
Characterization of two methylenedioxy bridge-forming cytochrome P450-dependent enzymes of alkaloid formation in the Mexican prickly poppy Argemone mexicana.
TABLE1 Proximate analysis of the leaves of Argemone subfusiformis and Urtica urens Argemone Urtica Constituents subfusiformis urens Moisture 72.
Por lo tanto, en su primera fase, el el presente trabajo evaluo extractos etanolicos de las hojas de Argemone subfusiformis Ownb "cardosanto" y Tagetes patula Link "marigol" sobre larvas IV y pupas de Aedes aegypti, en laboratorio.
the ones obtained with methanol from Eucaliptus globulus, Argemone mexicana L.
Toxicity of argemone oil: effect on hsp70 expression and tissue damage in transgenic Drosophila melanogaster (hsp70-lacZ)[Bg.
Systemic toxicity has been seen during outbreaks of 'epidemic dropsy,' due to ingestion (25), or transcutaneous absorption of topically applied (26) mustard oil that was contaminated during processing with oil from seeds of the weed Argemone mexicana that was growing with the mustard.
The authorities determined the illnesses were caused by the adulteration of mustard oil with seeds of a weed called Argemone mexicana -- as well as diesel oil and industrial wastes.
Le polymorphisme pollinique dans le genre Argemone (Papaveraceae).