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Conium spp

  • The above plant:
  • Common name? Effect of toxin?  Primary cause of death? Treatment? Historical significance?

  • Poison Hemlock
  • Nicotinic agonist: Coniine
  • Respiratory muscle paralysis, seizure
  • Tx= Atropine, mechanical ventilation
  • Socrates ingested this at the order of the state for his subversive ideas