arrow poison


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ar·row poi·son

1. Synonym(s): curare
2. any natural toxin used to coat arrows, spears, and darts (for example, extracts containing aconitin, ouabain, cardiac glycosides, batrachotoxin, curare).
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One day the professor was lecturing on poisions, and he showed his students some alkaloid, as he called it, which he had extracted from some South American arrow poison, and which was so powerful that the least grain meant instant death.
It has also been reported an application of the expressed bark is an effective antidote for the wound inflicted by arrow poison.
Besides its use as an antidote for arrow poison, the Togolese also use the plant to treat disorders of the skin, intestine and bladder (Addae-Mensah 1992).
Like omai, the arrow poison of the Mentawaians (Zahorka 2004b:34), the ipoh or upas poison acts in a lethal manner only if applied in a parenteralic manner.
It's in the skin of the S-outh American arrow poison frogs Unfortunately, the chemical hasn't been made into a medicine that we can use yet.
The Apocyanaceae (dog banes) are sources of African arrow poisons (for example Carissa acokanthera, bushman's poison' and Strophanthus hispidus) and also contain many of the most beautiful but deadly tropical flowering shrubs such as Plumeria rubra, frangipani', Nerium oleander, common, pink or white oleander' and Thevetia peruviana, yellow oleander' [15].
Follows a historical documentation of how the Europeans influenced the discovery of medicinal plants from Africa and a chapter about Amazonian Indians including only information on arrow poisons, narcotics and stimulants used by the Yanomani and other Amazonian tribes.