cicutoxin


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cic·u·tox·in

(sik'yū-tok'sin),
A toxic principle present in water hemlock, Cicuta virosa (family Umbelliferae); pharmacologic action is similar to that of picrotoxin.

cicutoxin

toxic alcohol separable from plant material of cicuta.
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Both cicutoxin from water hemlock and palytoxin from marine organisms have unique gas chromatographic/mass spectrophotometric signatures and were eliminated as causative agents in the rare clusters of crayfish-transmitted Haff disease in China and Louisiana.
In October 1993, postmortem samples of frozen liver tissue, blood, and gastric contents from the man were analyzed by high-pressure liquid chromatography for cicutoxin, a poisonous substance in water hemlock.
24) Water hemlock is considered the most toxic plant in the country, and its primary toxin, cicutoxin, is present in all of its parts and reaches its highest concentrations in roots and stems.