Agent Name

Veratrosine

CAS Number

475-00-3

Formula

C33-H49-N-O7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Veratramine 3-glycoside; Veratramine, 3-glucoside; Veratramine-beta-D-glucoside; beta-D-Glucopyranoside, (3-beta,23-beta)-14,15,16,17-tetradehydro-23-hydroxyveratraman-3-yl; beta-D-Glucopyranoside, (3beta,23beta)-14,15,16,17-tetradehydro-23-hydroxyveratraman-3-yl; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

Solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

An alkaloid from plants of the genus Veratrum; [HSDB]

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, AV block, and syncope;; [Olson, p. 376-92]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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