Isolation and Identification from Common Vetch of the Neurotoxin P-Cyano-L-alanine , a Possible Factor in Neurolathyrism *

@inproceedings{2003IsolationAI,
  title={Isolation and Identification from Common Vetch of the Neurotoxin P-Cyano-L-alanine , a Possible Factor in Neurolathyrism *},
  author={},
  year={2003}
}
  • Published 2003
Neurological effects have for centuries been observed to accompany in many instances the consumption of excessive amounts of lathyrus meal as food, particularly in parts of India and in the Mediterranean area in times of food scarcity. This condition, which is known as spontaneous clinical neurolathyrism, occurs chiefly in the male and is characterized principally by reflex irritability, weakness, spasticity, and rigidity of the leg muscles, followed sometimes by death (1). The etiology of… CONTINUE READING