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Posted 4 years ago


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Bottle of Strychnine Sulphate tablets I found at an antique store. I know they were highly poisonous....what was it used for?

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  1. TRIKER TRIKER, 4 years ago
    Strychnine was used for central nervous system stimulation in a variety of ailments but little, if any, therapeutic merit.
    That's from my pocket medical dictionary. Hope it helps a little.
    I've heard of deaths from Cocain overdoses because Strychnine was cut into it to make the Cocain seem to be better than it is because of it being a stimulant itself in small doses.
  2. jlennongrrl jlennongrrl, 4 years ago
    Thank you Triker! It amazes me what people called medicine back then. I've taken to collecting the old bottles...rather fun.

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