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Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary

Poisons & Antidotes
by T. L. Stedman, M.D., Wilcox & Follett Co., 1942

---Strychnine---
Symptoms: Increased reflexes, "jumping" of the muscles when touched, first clonic, then tonic, very painful spasms; pupils dilated, eyes widely opened, asphyxia, cyanosis.

Treatment: Empty stomach by emetics or lavage with tannin, charcoal, or permanganate of potassium in the water; recumbent position, chloroform or ether inhalation with artificial respiration; bromides, chloral, or morphine.

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