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Title: A touch of the 'devil's breath'
Authors: Muscat, Michelle
Keywords: Scopolamine -- Therapeutic use
Scopolamine -- Physiological effect
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Muscat, M. (2019). A touch of the 'devil's breath'. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 18(2), 31.
Abstract: Plants from the Solanaceae family such as Datura and Brugmansia are sources of anticholinergic alkaloid drug scopolamine. Scopolamine, or ‘burundanga’ can be obtained from extracts of the so called ‘Borrachero’ tree found mainly in Colombia for example. Scopolamine poisoning is known to cause amnesia and is thought of by some as the scariest drug in the world.
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