Disease Information for Pokeweed (Phytolacca a.) plant/intake

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Dizzy on Standing/Giddy Response
Orthostatic drop in blood pressure
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain Crampy
Diarrhea
Diarrhea, explosive
Diarrhea, fulminant
Nausea
Relentless vomiting/retching/purging
Vomiting
Mouth/tongue/lips burning pain
Cramping in Extremities
Muscle cramps/spasms
Muscle weakness
Weak/Weak as a kitten (symptom)
Seizures
Spasms in Both Legs
Weakness/Diffuse motor loss
Bronchospasm signs
Wheezing
Acutely ill patient/signs
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Pediatric poisoning/toddler setting
Weakness
Weakness non-neuromuscular/systemic
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Slow curve fast break/over hours
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Confused with Asparagus shoots/wild
Exposure/Confused with horseradish/wild
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Asthma
Chemical/toxic stomatitis
Convulsions (grand mal)
Orthostatic syncope Hypotension
Plant poisoning/accidental
Pokeweed (phytolacca a.) plant poisoning
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG-Herbal Adaptogen Anti-Stress claims
DRUG-Herbal Emetic claims
DRUG-Herbal Immune stimulant claims
DRUG-Herbal Tonic/energy/stress claims
DRUG/Lowers seizure threshold
DRUG-Herbal group (example)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Bronchospasm
Process
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
Toxin
TOXIN/ Delay/Slow curve fast break/hours
TOXIN/Bitter/Alkaloid/Astringent taste
TOXIN/Contains Saponins alkaloids
TOXIN/Lethal possible
TOXIN/Mild toxicty syndrome/usual
TOXIN/Onset several hours
TOXIN/Onset two hours
TOXIN/Plant poison may be severe
TOXIN/Plant Poisoning gastroenteritis Purgative effect
TOXIN/Plant Root most toxic
TOXIN/Poison/Botanical/alkaloids/plant toxins (category)
TOXIN/Poisonous Plant (ex)
Synonyms
Synonym
common pokeberry, common pokeweed, intake, Phytolacca americana, Phytolacca americana (organism), Phytolacca americana L, Phytolacca decandra pokeroot pokeweed, phytolacca decandra pokeroot, Poke, Pokeberry, Pokeweed, red stem pokeweed, Virginia poke, Herbal name Phytolacca americana, Herbal name Pogostemon cablin, Herbal name Trollius europaeus, Herbal synonym American nightshade, Herbal synonym Inkberry/Pigeonberry/Pokeberry, Herbal synonym Pokeroot
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Arthritis/rheumatism claims.
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Cancer claims
DRUG-Herbal Laxative/Cathartic claims
Drug Dosage
DRUG-Herbal Contains Thujone/toxin
DRUG-Herbal Famine food history
DRUG-Herbal Hazardous potential
DRUG-Herbal Helps Rheumatoid arthritis claims
DRUG-Herbal Officially ineffective (AmPhAssn level 4)
DRUG-Herbal Rated dangerous
DRUG-Herbal Root/rhizomes most potent portion
DRUG-Herbal Source USA/American Indian:
Definition

as poke root emetic used for rheumatism; can cause hypotension as respiratory depression in high dose

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