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andromedotoxin

Pronunciation: an-drom′ĕ-dō-tok′sin

Definition: A strongly emetic active principle obtained from several species of Andromeda and Rhododendron (family Ericaceae); it is a cardiac poison, first stimulating and then paralyzing the vagus; it also paralyzes the motor nerve ends in striated muscle.

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