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Definition of Picrotoxin

Picrotoxin
Picrotoxin Pic`ro*tox"in, n. [Gr. ? bitter + toxic + -in.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline substance found in the cocculus indicus. It is a peculiar poisonous neurotic and intoxicant, and consists of a mixture of several neutral substances.

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- picrotoxin, also known as cocculin, is a poisonous crystalline plant compound, first isolated by pierre boullay in 1812 the name "
- the benzodiazepine s, nonbenzodiazepine s, barbiturate s, ethanol neuroactive steroid s, inhaled anaesthetics , and picrotoxin , among others
- its fruit , cocculus indicus, is the source of picrotoxin , a poison ous alkaloid with stimulant properties. the plant is large-stemmed (up
- gaba neurotransmitter function by interacting with the gaba sub a/sub receptor -chloride channel complex at the picrotoxin binding site.
- strychnine (via glycine antagonism), picrotoxin (via gaba antagonism)- increase excitation, e.g. doxapram, nikethamide. historically, the
- inhibited in vitro by gaba a antagonist s like bicuculline and picrotoxin and by the glycine antagonist strychnine , respectively mg
- variety of memory impairing substances, including: ethanol, chlorodiazepoxide (librium), scopolamine, bicuculline, picrotoxin, and cycloheximide
- cocculus indicus , the fruit of anamirta cocculus, a source of picrotoxin, a poisonous alkaloid with stimulant properties. cynosurus indicus