- a poisonous compound, C8H19NO3, found in certain mushrooms, especially fly agaric, and in decaying fish.
Origin of muscarine
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An example of this kind of myosis is the action of muscarine.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
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It is not very toxic, but on uniting with oxygen it passes over to muscarine.
Neurin is almost identical in its physiological effects with muscarine, which is described below.
This alkaloid, like ordinary atropin, neutralizes to a greater or less extent the muscarine.
The symptoms of poisoning with muscarine are not at once evident, as is the case with several of the less virulent poisons.
- a poisonous alkaloid occurring in certain mushrooms. Formula: C 9 H 21 NO 3
C19: from Latin muscārius of flies, from musca fly
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- A highly toxic alkaloid related to the cholines and having neurologic effects, isolated from certain mushrooms, especially Amanita muscaria.
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- A highly toxic, hallucinogenic alkaloid related to the cholines, derived from the red form of the mushroom Amanita muscaria and other mushrooms and found in decaying animal tissue. Chemical formula: C9H20NO2.
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