Chan Su

Chan Su

Pseudomedicine
A purported aphrodisiac prepared from toad venom, which contains cardioactive bufadienolides; those ingesting these substances are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease or death, as bufadienolides may cause a clinical picture reminiscent of digoxin toxicity. In the event of overdose, these patients appear to respond to digoxin Fab fragments.
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Effect of the traditional Chinese medicines Chan Su, Lu-Shen-Wan, Dan Shen, and Asian ginseng on serum digoxin measurement by Tina-quant (Roche) and Synchron LX system (Beckman) digoxin immunoassays.
Effect of Chinese medicines Chan Su and Danshen on EMIT 2000 and Randox digoxin immunoassays: wide variation in digoxin-like immunoreactivity and magnitude of interference in digoxin measurement by different brands of the same product.
Srinivasan, along with Korea University Business School Professor Chan Su Park, Ph.