staggers

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stag·gers

(stag'ĕrz),
A form of decompression sickness in which vertigo, mental confusion, and muscular weakness are the chief symptoms.

stag·gers

(stag'ĕrz)
A form of decompression sickness in which vertigo, mental confusion, and muscular weakness are the chief symptoms.
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Lolitrem B (Gallagher et al., 1984), an indole-diterpenoid, is a neurotoxic tremorgen, primarily responsible for ryegrass staggers. Ergovaline, an ergopeptide closely associated with tall fescue toxicosis (Yates et al., 1985), is present in significant quantities in endophyte-infected perennial ryegrass (Rowan and Shaw, 1987).
Lolitrem (indole diterpene) alkaloids [paxilline, paxitriol(s), lolitriol, lolitrems] were first identified in symbiotic ryegrass plants and related to livestock neurotoxicities known as ryegrass staggers. The ability to produce lolitrems and paxilline has also been shown in vitro for cultures of N.