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Hemlock water dropwort poisoning--a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  657757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hemlock water dropwort (Oenanthe crocata) is probably the most poisonous plant in the British Isles. The roots are the most toxic part of the plant and have been eaten in mistake for the roots of several other plant species with often fatal results. A recent nonfatal case of poisoning is reported and previous cases reviewed. Present evidence suggests that barbiturates, particularly short-acting agents are life saving and are the drugs of choice in the treatment of the convulsions.
Authors:
M I Mitchell; P A Routledge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical toxicology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0009-9309     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  1978  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-01     Completed Date:  1978-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0205535     Medline TA:  Clin Toxicol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-26     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Barbiturates / therapeutic use
Great Britain
Humans
Male
Plant Poisoning / drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Plants, Toxic / analysis,  anatomy & histology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Barbiturates

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