Agent Name

Veratramine

CAS Number

60-70-8

Formula

C27-H39-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Veratraman-3,23-diol, 14,15,16,17-tetradehydro-, (3-beta,23-beta)-; (3beta,23beta)-14,15,16,17-Tetradehydroveratraman-3,23-diol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Secondary base in plants of the veratrum genus; [Merck Index]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Plants- veratrum alkaloids"; Excessive amounts can cause death by central respiratory depression; [HSDB] Veratrum alkaloids (e.g., black snakeroot, false hellebore, and skunk cabbage) cause gastroenteritis, bradycardia, paresthesias, and hypotension; [Olson, p. 335-48]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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