Delphinium plants of the family Ranunculaceae are widely spread over the world. Some of the plants belonging to this genus grow in central Asia and other regions of the USSR. These plants are known to be poisonous; animals eating them show the effects of poisoning, the symptoms of muscle relaxation being predominant. As far back as the beginning of the nineteenth century, a crystalline base called delphinine (C34H47O9N) was isolated from Delphinium staphisagria L. Later on, a number of alkaloids were obtained from different types of delphinium. All of them are tertiary bases.
KeywordsDepression Respiration Alkaloid Sine Rine
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