The monkey was evidently growing weak under the influence of the curare, and was struggling to retain its hold.
Atropine or curare have no influence on the heart thus poisoned.
This curare not only destroys the power of motion, but increases the sensitiveness of the nerves.
Now we have a perfect right to take a practical view of curare.
It is known that curare may cause slight symptoms of excitation before the paralysis comes on.
As for your betrothed, you shall give him a dose of curare or atropine.
Such is the quickness with which the “curare” does its work!
Their weapons are usually arrows poisoned as I have heard with the curare.
curare is an Indian arrow poison which absolutely prevents all muscular movement.
I hold no brief for those who do otherwise, and I disapprove energetically of the use of curare.
1777, from Portuguese or Spanish curare, a corruption of the name in the Carib language of the Macusi Indians of Guyana, wurali or wurari, which had a sort of click sound at the beginning, and is said to mean "he to whom it comes falls."
curare cu·ra·re or cu·ra·ri (ku-rä'rē, kyu-)
An extract obtained from several tropical American woody plants, especially Chondrodendron tomentosum, used as an arrow poison by some Indian peoples of South America.
A purified preparation or alkaloid obtained from Chondrodendron tomentosum, used to relax skeletal muscles.