Amanita muscaria

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Am·a·ni·ta mus·ca·'ri·a

a toxic species of mushroom with yellow-to-red pileus and white gills; it contains muscarine, a cholinomimetic, which produces psychosislike states and other symptoms.
Synonym(s): fly agaric
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Amanita muscaria

A poisonous red-speckled mushroom which, with related species, A pantheria, contains muscarine. It is a cousin of the deadly "Angel of Death" mushroom.

Clinical findings
Patient becomes drowsy 20 to 90 minutes after ingestion, then manic/agitated; in children, seizures may occur.
Supportive, drugs for seizures.
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Am·a·ni·ta mus·ca·ri·a

(am'ă-nī'tă mŭs-kă'rē-ă)
A toxic species of mushroom with yellow to red pileus and white gills; contains muscarine, which produces psychosislike states and other symptoms.
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Changes in preparation type had a more substantial effect on the frequency of vomiting experienced during Amanita muscaria inebriation; still, only two preparation types had a significant effect on the odds of experiencing vomiting.