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a genus of herbs. V. fa´ba or V. fa´va is the fava bean or broad bean, whose beans and pollen contain a component that can cause favism in susceptible persons.
Vicia/Vic·ia/ (vish´e-ah) a genus of herbs, including V. fa´ba (V. fa´va), the fava or broad bean, whose beans or pollen contain a component capable of causing favism in susceptible persons.
plant genus of the legume family Fabaceae; contains fodder plants that can be poisonous in a variety of ways. Called also vetch.
contains the lathyrogenic agent β-cyano-l-alanine; also causes cyanide poisoning manifested by incoordination, recumbency, tremor, convulsions.
unidentified toxin causes diarrhea, dermatitis, dyspnea and widespread eosinophilic granulomas; called also popany vetch.
unidentified toxin causes muscle wasting, jaundice, alopecia, diarrhea, pruritus and widespread eosinophilic granulomas. Called also woolly pod vetch.
reports of illness are confined to humans and are characterized by a toxic hepatitis. Called also broad bean.
reported to cause liver damage and photosensitization in horses.
contains a cyanogenetic glycoside and also causes liver damage and photosensitization.
reported to cause a syndrome of dermatitis, conjunctivitis and diarrhea, with widespread eosinophilic granulomas in cattle. Called also hairy vetch.