View of curare being introduced into a test tube

View of curare being introduced into a test tube

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Caption: Curare. View of curare being introduced into a test tube via a syringe needle. It is a dark coloured liquid which is obtained by drying the extract of a South American woody vine (Strychnos toxifera). Curare is poisonous and is used by native South American tribes as an arrow poison. When introduced with penetration it causes paralysis and often death. Synthetic curare was first synthesised by the Italian pharmacologist Daniel Bovet after World War II. After this many other curare-like drugs were synthesised for medical use. Such compounds are used widely as muscle relaxants during surgery and in therapy for diseases such as rabies and tetanus.

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