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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


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Jun Wu, Miao Zhao, Yu-Chen Jin, Min Li, Ke-Xin Yu, Hai-Bo Yu
Acta Pharmacol Sin: 2024, 45(3);465-479
[PubMed:38017298] [] [DOI] (I p)

Cletus Anes Ukwubile, Emmanuel Oise Ikpefan, Musa Yusuf Dibal, Vivian Amarachukwu Umeano, David Nnamdi Menkiti, Clement Chidi Kaosi, Simon Paul, Ademola Clement Famurewa, Henry Nettey, Timothy Samuel Yerima
Pharmacognostic profiles, evaluation of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anticonvulsant activities of Newbouldia laevis (P. Beauv.) Seem. ex Bureau leaf and root extracts in Wistar rats.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2023, 314;116632
[PubMed:37211190] [] [DOI] (I p)

Aashish Bharadwaj, Ashwani Sharma, Talever Singh, Devender Pathak, Tarun Virmani, Girish Kumar, Anjali Sharma, Abdulsalam Alhalmi
Behav Neurol: 2023, 2023;6684781
[PubMed:36959866] [] [DOI] (I e)

Ahmed Salim Mahmood, Afaq M Ammoo, Mayssam Hussein Mohammed Ali, Tiba M Hameed, Hany A Al-Hussaniy, Abdulla Amer Abbas Aljumaili, Mohammed Hussein Alaa Al-Fallooji, Ali Hakim Kadhim
Pharmaceuticals (Basel): 2022, 15(12);
[PubMed:36558919] [] [DOI] (P e)

Maxwell Blesdel Adassi, Gwladys Temkou Ngoupaye, Francis Bray Yassi, Aurelien Fossueh Foutsop, Tatiana Diebo Kom, Elisabeth Ngo Bum
Revealing the most effective anticonvulsant part of Malvaviscus arboreus Dill. Ex Cav. and its acute and sub-acute toxicity.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2023, 303;115995
[PubMed:36509255] [] [DOI] (I p)



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