An interesting case of suicidal poisoning

Sharma, M.; Satish, Kumar; Prashar, A. and Sharma, A. (2010) An interesting case of suicidal poisoning. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (4). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Aconite is one of the most poisonous known herbs. It has been known to be used as a homicidal poison from long time in history. However this is rarely known to be used as suicidal poison. Poisoning with aconite is usually fatal and death commonly occurs due to arrhythmias and cardiotoxicity. We report a case of attempted suicidal poisoning by aconite where patient survived in spite of documented cardiotoxic effects of the poison.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Suicidal Poisoning, Aconite, Mohra, Arrhythmia, Cardiotoxicity, Poison
Subjects:Chemical Actions and Uses > Specialty Uses of Chemicals > Poisons
Plants > Plants, Toxic
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior > Behavioral Symptoms
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia
Social Sciences > Sociology
Plants > Plant Families and Groups > Angiosperms
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases
ID Code:3546
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:16 September 2010

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