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(Science: drug) curare alkaloids are the active ingredients of arrow poisons used by south American indians.

alkaloids that have muscle relaxant properties because they block motor end plate transmission, acting as competitive antagonists for acetylcholine.

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... movie star to the Amazon jungle promoting her/his newest action movie. While canoeing along with your dream date, you were shot in the leg with a curare-painted dart by a local native. Curare is a toxic plant alkaloid that binds tightly to acetylcholine receptors in skeletal muscle, blocking the ...

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It all depends on what is causing the paralysis, and what part of the body is affected. Some chemical causes include drugs based on curare, (the substance used on arrow tips in fights between cowboys and indians). This causes paralysis of the muscles needed for respiration. if artificial ...

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by Cilla
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:41 pm
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Cure-alike Drugs

It's spelt curare. I saw this drug featured in Batman Beyond :D.

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Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:51 pm
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