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Fatal strychnine poisoning--a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4067548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A typical case of suicidal strychnine poisoning by a rodenticide is presented. The forceful muscular convulsions were accompanied by a clear sensorium. Pathological findings consisted of an early onset of postmortem rigidity and microscopic hemorrhages with minimal degenerative neuronal changes in the spinal cord. The highest tissue concentrations of strychnine were found in the bile and liver. The pathophysiology and epidemiology of strychnine poisoning is reviewed and discussed in context.
J A Perper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-09     Completed Date:  1986-01-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1248-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Seizures / chemically induced
Spinal Cord / drug effects,  pathology
Strychnine / metabolism,  poisoning*
Suicide / legislation & jurisprudence*
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