phalloidine

phalloidine

[faloi′din]
a poison present in the mushroom Amanita phalloides. Ingestion of phalloidine results in bloody diarrhea, vomiting, severe abdominal pain, kidney failure, and liver damage. Approximately 50% of phalloidine poisonings are fatal. Also spelled phalloidin.

phalloidin, phalloidine

a hexapeptide toxin from the mushroom Amanita phalloides, which causes fatal liver necrosis.
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