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Strychnine

An alkaloid found in the seeds of STRYCHNOS NUX-VOMICA. It is a competitive antagonist at glycine receptors and thus a convulsant. It has been used as an analeptic, in the treatment of nonketotic hyperglycinemia and sleep apnea, and as a rat poison.

Year introduced: NUX VOMICA was heading 1963-1978

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Tree Number(s): D03.132.436.681.722, D03.438.473.402.681.722

MeSH Unique ID: D013331

Registry Number: H9Y79VD43J

Entry Terms:

  • Strychnine Nitrate
  • Nitrate, Strychnine

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