Hydrocyanic acid

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Hydrocyanic acid is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Hydrocyanic acid

Hydrocyanic acid in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Hydrocyanic acid in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Among other drugs which I have tried without seeing benefit, other than slight and rare, from their use, are aconite, hydrocyanic acid, bromide of camphor, nitrite of soda, nitrite of amyl (by the mouth), chloral hydrate, paraldehyde, benzoate of soda, Piscidia erythrina, Calabar bean, ergot, sclerotic acid, codeia, and cocculus indicus."
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Primary Source: Gowers W R, Taylor J. A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System: Brain and crainal nerves; general and functional diseases. Volume 2. 3rd ed. Blakiston. 1907. p. 765.


Synonymns for Hydrocyanic acid

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Hydrocyanic acid

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Hydrocyanic acid in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

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Randomized Controlled Trials


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Vani Jaswal, Jeyanthi Palanivelu, Ramalingam C
Effects of the Gut microbiota on Amygdalin and its use as an anti-cancer therapy: Substantial review on the key components involved in altering dose efficacy and toxicity.
Biochem Biophys Rep: 2018, 14;125-132
[PubMed:29872744] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Prathapan Ayyappan, Salin Raj Palayyan, Raghu Kozhiparambil Gopalan
Attenuation of Oxidative Damage by Boerhaavia diffusa L. Against Different Neurotoxic Agents in Rat Brain Homogenate.
J Diet Suppl: 2016, 13(3);300-12
[PubMed:26268727] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Abdullah Hilmi Marangoz, Mehmet Yildirim, Mustafa Ayyildiz, Cafer Marangoz
The interactions of nitric oxide and acetylcholine on penicillin-induced epilepsy in rats.
Neurochem. Res.: 2012, 37(7);1465-74
[PubMed:22399332] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Mehmet Yildirim, Abdullah H Marangoz, Mustafa Ayyildiz, Seyit Ankarali, Cafer Marangoz
The interactions of nitric oxide and adenosine on penicillin-induced epileptiform activity in rats.
Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars): 2011, 71(2);208-19
[PubMed:21731075] [WorldCat.org] (I p)

Kenichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Saito, Rena Orman, Kiyomi Koizumi, Jason Lazar, Louis Salciccioli, Mark Stewart
Autonomic consequences of kainic acid-induced limbic cortical seizures in rats: peripheral autonomic nerve activity, acute cardiovascular changes, and death.
Epilepsia: 2008, 49(6);982-96
[PubMed:18325014] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)



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