Fly agaric toxicity

Treatment of fly agaric poisoning

Characteristics of fly agaric

Scientific noun: Amanita muscaria (Fries) Quélet.

Family: Agaric – Agaricaceae

Habitat: Woods of conifers and fronded trees.

Alkaloids: Muscarine

Active parts: The whole fungus.

Toxicity of fly agaric

All fly agaric is very poisonous.

Symptoms of fly agaric poisoning

a) Gastric pain, diarrhea and vomit.

b) Drunkenness: Hallucinations, fantasies, well- being feeling, dreams and incapacity of remembering the dreams when coming back to reality.

The use to this drug produces drug addiction, physical decay and death.

Amanitas ingestion is one of the most common causes of mushroom poisoning, specially in the case of Amanita phalloides, which is not so easy distinguishable as fly agaric.

Poisoning with amanitas can be deathly. In any case, This type of poisoning is responsible for many cases of liver disease, including cirrhosis or hepatitis.

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27 November, 2020

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