Guaharibos and Guaycas, two warlike tribes, celebrated for the virulence of the curare with which their arrows are empoisoned.
An Indian wounds himself slightly; and a dart dipped in the liquid curare is held near the wound.
I placed the most active curare in contact with the crural nerves of a frog, without perceiving any sensible change in measuring the degree of irritability of the organs, by means of an arc formed of heterogeneous metals.
I may here insert the description of the curare or bejuco de Mavacure, taken from a manuscript, yet unpublished, of my learned fellow-labourer M.
Those of Mandavaca are celebrated among the tribes of their own race for the preparation of the curare poison, which does not yield in strength to the curare of Esmeralda.
Having had the imprudence to rub the curare between his fingers after being slightly wounded, he fell on the ground seized with a vertigo, that lasted nearly half an hour.
The poison of the ticunas of the Amazon, the upas-tieute of Java, and the curare of Guiana, are the most deleterious substances that are known.
We were fortunate enough to find an old Indian more temperate than the rest, who was employed in preparing the curare poison from freshly-gathered plants.
The missionaries Gumilla and Gili had not been able to penetrate into the country where the curare is manufactured.
We had procured at the river Amazon some real Ticuna poison which was less potent than any of the varieties of the curare of the Orinoco.
Curare was given in four cases; in two of these the A.
Probably the truth is, that, like all other nerve-poisons, the effect of curare varies with the dose.
Certainly, so long as any curare is used (not as an anaesthetic, but in conjunction with an anaesthetic) in any experiments on animals in this country, the societies will not trouble to inquire how much of it is used.
It is pretty certainly known now that Claude Bernard was wrong, and that, though curare acts first upon the motor nerves, it also, though less rapidly, paralyses the sensory nerves.
A deadly alkaloid extracted from the curarepoison and from the Strychnos toxifera.
To prevent the spasms by paralyzing the motor nerves, a solution of curare has been recommended by Dr.
This silly story is now refuted; and Guapo not only assured his companions that there was no danger, but even tasted thecurare from time to time while in the pan, in order to judge when it was sufficiently concentrated.
This Guapo soon prepared from the large leaves of a tree called the "kiracaguero," and poured it into the infusion; and then the curare turned from its yellow colour to black, and was ready for use.
As we have observed that the curare can be taken inwardly without any danger, it will be evident to all that game killed by the poisoned arrows may be eaten with safety.
Another process was yet required before the curare was ready for the arrows.
Lastly, I poisoned the water in the beaker with successive doses of curare solution.
Curare had already been tried upon Medusae, and was stated to have produced no effects; it is therefore especially desirable that I should first of all describe the method of exhibiting it which I employed.
This observation was repeated a number of times, and, when once the requisite strength of the curare solution had been obtained, always with the same result.
It has further to be stated that when the poisoned half is again restored to normal sea-water, the effects of curare pass off with the same rapidity as is observable in the case of the other poisons which I have tried.
It is supposed that some of the curare is derived from different species of strychnos.
The easy excretion of curare through the kidneys furnishes an explanation of the relatively large dose of curare which can be taken by the stomach without injury.
It is known that curare may cause slight symptoms of excitation before the paralysis comes on.
It is not unlikely that the active principles of curare (or woorari) may be methyl compounds similar to those which have been artificially prepared, such as methyl strychnine and methyl brucine, both of which have a curare-like action.
Atropine or curare have no influence on the heart thus poisoned.
The only explanation of this is that curare does not act centrally, but paralyses the intramuscular ends of the motor nerves.
Quite recently the preparations of iodine-natron, when administered in certain proportions, have been recognized as antidotes; dissolved with the curare they seem entirely to obviate its evil effects.
As the curare is not to be procured in Rio, but comes thither from the northern province of Para, where the natives procure it from the sap of the Strychnos toxifera, Dr.
This is done when curare is given, for then not the slightest movement of the tortured animal can disturb the delicate instruments which are attached to it.
Curare is the arrow-poison of certain tribes of South American Indians.
We may therefore assume that every case wherein only curare and morphia were used--how many there were we do not know--implied torment for the wretched victims.
University of Oxford, was examined before the late Royal Commission on Vivisection, he testified that under curare an animal could not even blink an eye, so complete is the immobility produced by this drug.
The object of giving curare is to stop all reflex movements.
We should have been very glad if the author had stated in his book the precise experiments in which curareand morphia were employed.
What is the object of giving curare when you are going to give an anaesthetic?
Now, these drugs are not anaesthetics, and curare especially is only used when it is desired to keep the vivisected creature incapable of any movement--no matter what degree of torment it may be suffering.
Curare is a poison which the natives on the banks of the Amazon prepare from a bind-weed of the strychnia family.
Curare dissolves in water, and a solution of a few centigrams injected under the skin of a dog, a cat, a rabbit, will bring about the death of the animal in a few minutes.
It is impossible, therefore, to say that curare replaces anaesthetics, because curare is not an anaesthetic.
On those rare occasions when curare is used, and the occasions are very rare indeed, and year by year they become rarer, a volatile anaesthetic such as chloroform or A.
To Claude Bernard we owe the use of curare in physiological experimentation.
Curare is an Indian arrow poison which absolutely prevents all muscular movement.
I find it stated by several writers that curare has no influence on sarcode or protoplasm, and we have seen that, though curare excites some degree of inflection, it causes very little aggregation of the protoplasm.
Yet curare caused very little aggregation in the cells of the tentacles, whereas nicotine and sulphate of quinine induced strongly marked aggregation down their bases.
It follows from these several facts that a solution of curare induces a very moderate degree of inflection, and this may perhaps be due to the presence of a minute quantity of albumen.
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