Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Aconitine

Neurotoxin - Aconitine
Chemical formula - C34H47NO11

 Aconite - Aconitum napellus
It belongs to the Aconitum genus of flowering plant, branching from the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae).



11 comments:

  1. So what might that actually do to a person?

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  2. Respiratory paralysis, cardiac arrest, and eventually death. There is no known antidote.

    According to the author of 'Akute Vergiftungen und Arzneimittel├╝berdosierungen', cited on Wikipedia, 'Oral doses as low as 1.5–6 mg aconitine were reported to be lethal in humans.'

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  3. The contrast between those two images is really cool for me, somehow. :3

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  4. yours is definitely my favorite new blog, keep up the good work.

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  5. where does one find this plant in the first place?

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  6. Deceptively deadly. Would you mind doing hemlock as well?

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  7. I should get one of those for maggie.

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  8. I wouldn't mind at all, Wondergecko. ♥

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  9. man i'm glad i never took chemistry. seems hard as hell for a guy with a short attention span like me.

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