hypoglycin

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hypoglycin

A toxic amino acid derived from the unripe ackee fruit, which evokes hypoglycaemia and inhibits the catabolism of branched-chain amino acids and the other symptoms of Jamaican vomiting sickness.
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Recent research showed it is caused by the toxin hypoglycin A that is contained sycamore seeds.
The toxin is called hypoglycin A and it is present, in varying concentrations, in the leaves and the helicopter-shaped seeds; there is evidence that the weather can affect the level of toxin produced by the tree and not all seeds contain the same level.
There is no antidote for hypoglycin A poisoning - treatment consists of managing the effects of the poison on the body, flushing out the horse's system and maintaining hydration to prevent further damage.