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Answer the following questions

1. What is strychnine from a chemical point of view?

2. What is the source of strychnine?

3. Name a legal and an illegal use of strychnine.

4. Explain the strychnine mechanism of toxicity.

5. Using the information posted on the following link: http://sepia.unil.ch/pharmacology/index.php?id=94 (copy and paste the link on your browser address bar if clicking on it does not work).
Explain how you would calculate the elimination half-life of strychnine.

6. What is the cause of death in strychnine poisoning?

7. Briefly explain how strychnine is metabolized and eliminated.

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1. What is strychnine from a chemical point of view?
Ans: Strychnine is chemically an alkaloid.

2. What is the source of strychnine?
Ans: The source of strychnine is seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica.

3. Name a legal and an illegal use of strychnine.
Ans: Strychnine is legally used as a pesticide and rodenticide. It is illegally used to enhance the athletic performance and recreational stimulant which is known as drug abuse....

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