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[New Latin Vērātrum, genus name, from Latin vērātrum, any of various medicinal or toxic plants of the genera Helleborus and Veratrum, probably from a pre-Indo-European language of Europe ; akin to Italian dialectal (Piedmont) varasco, a species of hellebore (V. album).]


(Plants) any poisonous herb of N American genus Veratrum
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Noun1.veratrum - a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbsVeratrum - a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
false hellebore, hellebore - perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes
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Resveratrol was first identified from the roots of Veratrum grandiflorum (white hellebore) in 1940, (16-19) but research on the compound did not take root until after a 1997 report in Science suggested chemopreventive properties.
Eficacia del Arsenicum album, phosphorus y Veratrum album en el tratamiento de la disenteria porcina en precebas porcinas.
Resveratrol was first identified by Michio Takaoka in 1940 in Veratrum ggrandiflorum O.
Veratrum album: This patient has odorless "rice-water" stools, often with vomiting; they will be cold and clammy in head and abdomen as if during gastroenteritis.
Tan, "Inhibition of xanthine and monoamine oxidases by stilbenoids from Veratrum taliense," Planta Medica, vol.
Tan, Steroidal Alkaloids and Stilbenoids from Veratrum taliense, Planta Medica, 65, 480 (1999).
Tenders are invited for Supply of Tellurium, Terebinthina, Terminalia arjuna, Teucrium marum, Thuja Occidentalis, Trillium pendulum, Tuberculinum bovinum, Uranium nitricum, Urtica urens, Ustilago maydis, Veratrum album, Veratrum viride, Viscum album, Vanadium, Wyethia, Zincum metallicum, Zincum phosphoricum,,
1979), Coccutus laurifolius, Galanthus caucasicus, Magnolia obovata, Cocculus laurifolius, and Veratrum lobelianum (Tsakadze et al.
Most cases of hydrocephalus are described in domestic poultry and are associated with the chemotherapeutic agent cyclophosphamide and ingestion of alkaloids from the plant Veratrum californicum.
Veratrum album or White Hellebore is useful for those with constipation who have to strain vigorously to the point of exhaustion and a cold sweat to produce large stools.
If, however, Alexander died from poisoning, I believe the alkaloids present in the various Veratrum species best explain the symptoms he experienced over the 12 days of his illness.