Toxin in cases of poisoning due to food item shown in the picture below principally affects?
Toxin in mushroom poisoning principally affects Nerves.
Toxins of mushroom (poison) are parasympathomimetic
- Main sign and symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody vomitus and stools, enlarged tender liver and jaundice, oliguria, pulmonary edema, mental confusion, convulsions, coma
- Average fatal dose: 1/2 to 1 mushroom
- Fatal period: 3-6 days
- Treatment: Gastric lavage, supportive, atropine, exchange transfusion in children, charcoal hemoperfusion in adults.