tremetol

tremetol

(trem'e-tol?, -tol?)
A poisonous unsaturated alcohol that is found in white snakeroot, rayless goldenrod, and other plants and, when ingested, causes trembles in animals and milk sickness in humans.
See: milk sickness; trembles
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White snakeroot contains a toxic oil, tremetol, that can be passed from cows to humans as a constituent of the milk fat.
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The fat soluble alcohol, tremetol and tremetone, cause poisoning.