Ricin

Most acute poisoning episodes in humans are the result of oral ingestion of castor beans, 5-20 of which could prove fatal to an adult. Victims often manifest nausea, emesis, diarrhea, tachycardia, hypotension and seizures persisting for up to a week. Blood, plasma or urine ricin concentrations may be measured to confirm diagnosis.

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