SYN: mycetism.

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mus·ca·rin·ism (musґkə-rin-iz-əm) a type of mushroom poisoning caused by the ingestion of mushrooms containing muscarine.

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  • muscarine — A toxin with neurologic effects, first isolated from Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) and also present in some species of Hebeloma and Inocybe. The quaternary trimethylammonium salt of 2 methyl 3 hydroxy 5 (aminomethyl)tetrahydrofuran, it is a… …   Medical dictionary

  • mycetism, mycetismus — Poisoning by certain species of mushrooms. SYN: muscarinism. [G. mykes, fungus] m. cerebralis a condition characterized by transient hallucinogenic symptoms following ingestion of mushrooms such as Psilocybe and Panaeolus. m. choliformis a severe …   Medical dictionary

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