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Veratrum

(vĕ-rā'trŭm),
A genus of toxic liliaceous plants.
[L. hellebore]

veratrum

(və-rā′trəm)
n.

Veratrum

[vərā′trəm]
Etymology: L, hellebore
a genus of poisonous herbs of the lily family. The dried rhizomes of the British and American hellebore provide alkaloids that may be used with great caution in herbalism.

Veratrum

a genus of the Liliaceae family of plants.

Veratrum album
contain alkaloids including protoveratrine, jervine, rubijervine, pseudojervine, veratroidine, veratralbine. Several alkaloids are extracted and used in therapeutic preparations. Poisoning by these plants causes salivation, purgation, vomiting, diuresis, excitability followed by paralysis and recumbency, then convulsions and death. Called also white hellebore, white veratrum, European veratrum.
Veratrum californicum
a poisonous weed which causes a number of congenital abnormalities especially congenital cyclopean deformity, prolonged gestation and absence of the pituitary gland in ruminants. The teratogen is cyclopamine. Called also skunk cabbage, western hellebore, false hellebore, corn-lily.
Veratrum viride
several alkaloid extracts are combined in the preparation alkavir, used as a rumenatoric and a hypotensive agent. Called also green veratrum, green hellebore, American hellebore.
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By choosing the word veratrum instead of elleborus, the poet appears to be continuing his efforts.
For example, expanded shoots of Veratrum viride, a tall herb with annual shoots, collapsed under a thin tephra deposit (Mack 1981).
Remedies: Abelmoschus, Acetic Acid, Aethusa, Ailanthus, Anantherum, Argemon, Asclepias, Tuberosa, Baptisia, Benzoic Acid, Bryonia, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carnegia gigantean, Chamomilla, Doryphora, Euphrasia, Gallic Acid, Gambogia, Helleborus, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac, Lycopus, Mancinella, Nux Moschata, Nux Vomica, Paris, Petroleum, Polystyrene, Podophyllum, Pyrogenium, Rheum, Rhus Tox, Sacchrum Album, Sulphuricum Acidum, Thyroidinum, Veratrum Veride, Viscum.
Herbaceous perennial plants such as Veratrum parviflorum, Clintonia umbellulata and Trillium catesbaei are present, but only in the most open areas of the sites.
Draw up 3 cc of procaine (1 % solution buffered to a pH of 7 with potassium hydroxide and no epinephrine) with 1 ampoule of Spascupreel containing Aconitum napellus 6x, Agaricus muscarius 4x, Ammonium bromatum 4x, Atropinum sulphuricum 6x, Chamomilla 3x, Colocynthis 4x, Cuprum sulphuricum 6x, Celsemium sempervirens 6x, Magnesia phosphorica 6x, Passiflora incarnata 2x, and Veratrum album.
Veratrine, the active component of Veratrum nigrum, is used widely as a pharmacological tool.
Veratrum Album: Large stool after much straining with cold sweat.
He had been referred to our office associate, and the homeopathic medicine that he had prescribed, Veratrum album (white hellebore) helped him to some degree.
Adiantum pedatum, Athyrium thelypterioides, Athyrium pynocarpon, Hepatica acutiloba, Hydrangea americana, Polystichum acrostichoides, Stylophorum diphyllum, Tradescantia virginiana, Trillium grandiflorum, and Veratrum woodii are all confined to the slope communities.
Spascupreel contains Colocynthis 4 x, Ammonium bromatum 4 x, Atropinum sulfuricum 6 x, Veratrum album 6 x, Magnesium phosphoricum 6 x, Gelsemium 5 x, Passiflora incarnata 1 x, Chamomilla 3 x, Cuprum sulfuricum 6x, and Aconitum 5x.
Veratrum woodii Robbins: (+); Synonym--Melanthium woodii (Robbins) Bodkin; Wood's False Hellebore; rare, one plant; mesic woods; BSUH 11280.