Agaricus phalloides [Agar-ph.]
Cholera, cramps in stomach, cold
extremities, urine suppressed.
Death Cup - Deadly Agaric. The
poison is a toxalbumin, resembling the poison in the rattle snake and the poison
excreted by the cholera and diphtheria germs. It acts on the red blood
corpuscles, dissolving them so that blood escapes into the alimentary canal and
the whole system is drained. The amount of this toxic principle is small, even
handling of specimens and breathing of spores affects some people unpleasantly.
The poison is slow in development. Even 12 to 20 hours after taking it the
patient feels all right, but vertigo violent choleraic symptoms with rapid loss
of strength with death the second or third day, preceded by stupor and spasms.
Fatty degeneration of liver, heart and kidneys, hemorrhages in lungs, pleura and
skin Dr. J. Schier. Vomiting and purging. Continuous urging to stool, but no
gastric, abdominal or rectal PAIN. Intense thirst for cold water, dry skin.
Lethargic but mentally clear. SHARP CHANGES from rapid to slow and from slow to
rapid breathing, extreme collapse, suppressed urine, but NO cold extremities or