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


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Historical Use of Strychnine

Strychnine in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Strychnine in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "4 According to Schroff, the tetanus of strychnine-poisoning can be arrested by bromide."
Sec Auth:
Primary Source: Gowers, WR. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases. New York. William Wood & Company. 1885. p. 209.


Synonymns for Strychnine

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Strychnine

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Strychnine in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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Olayemi K Wakeel, Oluropo B Awosan, Oyetunji T Kolawole, Akeem A Ayankunle, Olukunle J Onaolapo, Oluwaseyi A Adeyeba
Cent Nerv Syst Agents Med Chem: 2020, 20(2);144-154
[PubMed:32072918] [] [DOI] (I p)

Mikyung Kim, Srijan Acharya, Chrislean Jun Botanas, Raly James Custodio, Hyun Jun Lee, Leandro Val Sayson, Arvie Abiero, Yong Soo Lee, Jae Hoon Cheong, Kyeong-Man Kim, Hee Jin Kim
Biomol Ther (Seoul): 2020, 28(2);137-144
[PubMed:31739380] [] [DOI] (P p)

Shaun E Gruenbaum, Eric C Chen, Mani Ratnesh Singh Sandhu, Ketaki Deshpande, Roni Dhaher, Denise Hersey, Tore Eid
Branched-Chain Amino Acids and Seizures: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
CNS Drugs: 2019, 33(8);755-770
[PubMed:31313139] [] [DOI] (I p)

Sidra Maqbool, Ishrat Younus, Rafia Sadaf, Anab Fatima
Neuro-pharmacological evaluation of anticonvulsant and neuroprotective activity of Cocculus laurifolius leaves in wistar rats.
Metab Brain Dis: 2019, 34(4);991-999
[PubMed:30993565] [] [DOI] (I p)

Paula Winkler, Heiko J Luhmann, Werner Kilb
Epilepsia: 2019, 60(3);464-474
[PubMed:30682212] [] [DOI] (I p)



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