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J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1987;25(5):429-35.

A fatal poisoning from Nicotiana glauca.

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Office of the Bexar County Medical Examiner, San Antonio, Texas 78207.

Abstract

A young adult male was found dead in a field. No cause of death was apparent at autopsy, and the only positive toxicological finding was the presence of a nicotine-like alkaloid isolated from the liver. Anabasine, the major, highly toxic alkaloid of the shrub, Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco) was subsequently identified in all body specimens examined using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Concentrations of anabasine in blood, urine and other body organs are reported.

PMID:
3430659
DOI:
10.3109/15563658708992646
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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