Disease Information for Ricinism/Castor bean toxicity: Definition

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  • Ricin is derived from castor beans. Highly toxic purgative cathartic ingested and toxic gastroenetritis with shock. Also causes lethal effect in small doses inhaled. Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, hypotension within eight hour, death in 24-72 hours. mass exposure community high incidence.

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