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Strychnine poisoning

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 use or even manufacture, as it has no longer any place in medical treatment (used in …

Arsenic Poisoning

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 agents, insecticides, rat poisons, etc. and also a medical preparation called Fowler’s solution (used in past …

Brachial Plexus And Its Injury

Brachial Plexus And Its Injury

Definition:
A network of spinal nerves that originates in the back of the neck, extends through the axilla (armpit), and gives rise to nerves to the upper limb. The brachial plexus is formed by the union of portions of the 5th through 8th cervical nerves (C5-C8) and the first thoracic nerve (T1), all of which come from the spinal cord.
Function:
The …

Make your patients comfortable during their stay

Make your patients comfortable during their stay

A visit to a doctor’s office, clinic or a hospital can be quite stressful for a patient. After all, most people visit such places because they believe that something is wrong with them. Making your patients feel comfortable requires more than a great bedside manner. You need to ensure that your facility offers your patients a level of comfort as …


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