Sulabh Archive

Strychnine poisoning

Strychnine (Kuchila) is an alkaloid prepared from the seeds of Nux vomica tree. It is a colorless crystal with bitter taste (hence not ideal as homicidal poison). It is used to kill ‘pests’, from earthworms to dogs. There is no justification for its continued ...Read More

Arsenic Poisoning

Arsenic itself is not poisonous; it is the compounds of arsenic, particularly arsenous oxide or arsenic trioxide (sankhya or somalkhar) and various arsenites of Cu, Na and K that are toxic to the humans. Arsenic trioxide is a component of fruit sprays, weed-killers, dyeing ...Read More

Uterine leiomyoma or Fibroid

Definition: Most common benign neoplasm of female genital tract composed of smooth muscle and connective tissue that is hormonally responsive (Growth ↑ in pregnancy and ↓ after menopause). Gross pathology: Discrete, round, firm, irregularly lobulated and often multiple. Enlarged uterus Smooth and white cut ...Read More

Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is a ‘breach’ of the standard of care of a medical practitioner in the treatment of a patient, either by omission (failing to do something) or by commission (doing something wrong) which causes physical or mental damage to the patient. In more ...Read More