Strychnos


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Strychnos

(strik'nos),
A genus of tropic shrubs or trees (family Loganiaceae); most South American species contain chiefly quaternary neuromuscular blocking alkaloids, for example, curare; the African, Asiatic, and Australian species contain tertiary strychninelike alkaloids (for example, strychnine, brucine, and yohimbine-type alkaloids).
[G. nightshade]

Strychnos

a genus of tropical plant species in the family Loganiaceae; they contain strychnine or strychnine-like alkaloids including brucine, strychninine and lucidine and are therefore potentially poisonous. Includes S. lucida, S. nux-vomica, S. psilospermia, S. toxifera (a source of curare).
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En Colombia, el articulo 5 del Decreto 2266 de 2004, establece que el Ministerio de la Proteccion Social es responsable de la produccion del vademecum de plantas, un documento tecnico que contiene la informacion de las plantas aceptadas en Colombia y segun este el Strychnos nux vomica no esta aceptado en el pais (18).
Toxicological investigations on Strychnos potatorum seeds in experimental models.
The generic name Datura is taken from tatorha, an ancient Arabic word, while the name of the species Stramonium may originate from the Greek word strychnos = nightshade and manikos = mad, recalling the toxicity of the plant on the central nervous system (CNS).
Experts at Alnwick Garden want to find a specimen of Strychnos Nux Vomica - more commonly known as the strychnine plant - to place in its Poison Garden exhibition.
The healers also used a number of plants like Momordica charantia, Strychnos nux-vomica and Kaempferia galanga as "blood purifier".
La vegetacion de las orillas de los rios esta cubierta de trepadoras Strychnos y lianas bignoniaceas, y el interior de la selva tiene lianas robustas de Malpighiaceae, Loranthaceae y Sapindaceae.
Phillips, Alexander the Great: Murder in Babylon (2004, known to us indirectly) suggested that Roxane poisoned Alexander with strychnine from the plant Strychnos nux vomica, which she could have collected while she was in the Indus valley; but this idea has gathered no serious support from Alexander historians.
Another seed poison is strychnine from the seeds of the Strychnos nux-vomica tree, an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia.
Trephrosia vogelii, Nasturtium trapaeolum, Ozoroa reticulata and Strychnos spinosa are used to control parasites (Mwale et al.
The readability of a volume entirely dedicated to the venenatious distillate of the Upas tree and its lesser arboreal relation, Strychnos nux-vomica, may seem at first blush questionable, but Dr Buckingham's toxicological treatise is as powerful and affecting a concentrate as the specific poison which is its subject.
Arbustos, hierbas o lianas, hermafroditas, con zarcillos y espinas presentes frecuentemente en Strychnos.