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One of a group of bicyclic octapeptides from death-cap fungus and deadly agaric (Amanita phalloides).
amatoxinToxicology Any of a family of potentially lethal toxins present in certain mushrooms—Amanita phalloides, Lepiota chlorophyllum and others, which may cause accidental poisoning in amateur mycophagists Clinical 12-hr latency, then N&V, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, which may be followed by an asymptomatic period before acute hepatic dysfunction and death Treatment Charcoal hemoperfusion
amatoxin(am″ă-tok′sin) [ ama(nita) + toxin]
The chemical component of poisonous mushrooms that causes early onset of gastrointestinal upset. Liver failure follows about 36 hr later