oenanthotoxin


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oenanthotoxin

one of the poisonous alcohols in the plant Oenanthe crocata. Used loosely also to identify the group of three acetylenic alcohols, oenanthotoxin, oenanthetol, oenanthetone. Causes pupillary dilatation, salivation and convulsions in cattle, pigs and horses. Sheep are not as susceptible.