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A poisonous polyyne and alcohol found in various plants, including the water hemlock.
Origin: Cicuta (water hemlock genus) and toxin.
the active principle of the water hemlock (Cicuta) extracted as a poisonous gummy substance
Cicutoxin is a poisonous polyyne and alcohol found in various plants, most notably water hemlock. It is a natural product structurally related to the oenanthotoxin of hemlock water dropwort. It causes death by disruption of the central nervous system. It is a potent, noncompetitive gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor antagonist. In humans, cicutoxin rapidly produces symptoms of nausea, emesis and abdominal pain, typically within 60 minutes of ingestion. This can lead to tremors, seizures, and death. LD50 ~9 mg/kg
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