Strychnine ? A Natural Poiosn


Molecule Diagram


Strychnine is an alkaloid obtained from the seeds of Strychnos or Loganiaceae:
Strychnos nux vomica Linnaeus Strychnos ignatii. It is a colourless, crystalline
powder and it has a bitter, metallic taste when dissolved in water, however it is odourless.

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A question for you...

How long do you think it takes for strychnine to kill you?


[This page was written by Gareth Greeves as an undergraduate web project at the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, June 2006]