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A phytotoxin from jequirity seeds or Indian glycyrrhiza, the red seeds (Abrus precatorius); used in ophthalmology.
A poisonous protein found in the seeds of the rosary pea.
abrinA phytotoxin in the seeds of Abrus precatorius, the jequerity or rosary pea, which is similar to ricin; poisoning can occur by inhalation, ingestion or absorption.
Internal bleeding, GI complaints, mucosal irritation.
Inhibits protein synthesis; once used for chronic eye disorders, it is being evaluated as a potential chemotherapeutic.