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Gloriosa superba poisoning - A case report

Akhila, CBG and Unnikrishnan, Ramesh (2013) Gloriosa superba poisoning - A case report. Indian Journal of Respiratory Care, 2 (2). pp. 336-338. ISSN 2277-9019

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Abstract

The genus of ten species in plant family colchicaceae is gloriosa. Gloriosasuperba is a species of flowering plant in the family colchicaceae. In Karnataka it is known as gowri gedde (Hindi: Kalihari, Gujarathi: Dudhio, Sanskrit: Agnimukhi, Marathi: Indai). This ornamental plant is distributed in both Asian and African continent, it is often known as a poison, a noxious weed and a medicine. In India, Gloriosa superba is commonly distributed in the Western Ghats. Colchicine a pseudoalkaloid extracted from the plant, a useful drug with a narrow therapeutic index. This is a case report of an adult male with history of accidental consumption of colchicine and subsequent fatal toxicity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Colchicine; Gloriosa superba; poisoning.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Respiratory Therapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 06:47
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 06:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139828

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