Strychnos nux-vomica | definition of Strychnos nux-vomica by Medical dictionary
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strychnine tree Herbal medicine
An evergreen, the berries of which evoke muscle spasms, resulting in death; in low amounts, strychnine may be used to increase muscular activity, but can only be administered with extreme caution.
Nux vomica, see there.
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Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of brucine and brucine N-oxide extracted from seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica
, a source of strychnine, is the latest in the deadly collection.
The bitter alkaloid drug is derived from the seeds of a tree, Strychnos nux-vomica
, has been used as a rat poison for more than five centuries.