The acute toxicity of the death camas ( Zigadenus species ) alkaloid zygacine in mice , including the effect of the methyllycaconitine coadministration on zygacine toxicity


Death camas (Zigadenus spp.) is a common poisonous plant on foothill rangelands in western North America. The steroidal alkaloid zygacine is believed to be the primary toxic component in death camas. Poisonings on rangelands generally occur in the spring when death camas is abundant, whereas other more desirable forage species are limited in availability… (More)

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