"According to this dermatology web site, only some people are born with a sensitivity to poison ivy" True or False?
For more serious cases what drug preparation is usually prescribed? A) Aspirin B) Cortisone C) Prevacid D) Percocet
Can animals other than humans, like cats or dogs, get the poison ivy rash?
When I get poison ivy, I like to use very hot water to eliminate the itching, at least for a while. Does this site recommend that as well?
No it does not.
In the US, how many new patients are added to the list that are using Warfarin each year? A) 500,000 B) 280,000 C) 2 million
Which of these is the most likely drug to cause side effects that require hospitalization? A) warfarin B) aspirin C) digoxin D) androstenedione
This device is intended to evaluate a patients genetic markers to determine how they are likely to respond to the drug, thereby helping doctor's adjust their prescription level. How many markers are evaluated int his test? 1, 2 3 4 5
In December, a woman was executed in Saudi Arabia for practicing witchcraft. Was she a young woman, or older?
Is witchcraft (sorcery) defined as a capital offense in the Saudi Arabian penal code?
Good Morning America called giant hogweed "The plant from ______"
About Giant Hogweed: The fearsome plant is chiefly recognizable by its impressive ___________ and its clusters of white flowers.
About how many poisonous plants are there?
What do plants use chemicals for?
Defense against insects, larger animals, and communication
What is the "water balloon" or waste lagoon in a plant?
What is the number one poisonous plant in Athens county?
Has "leaves of three" but can be quite variable in appearance.
What is a common tree whose seedling looks like poison ivy?
How to tell difference between box elder and poison ivy?
Poison ivy alternates on sides of branch. Box elder appears side by side.
Name two close relatives of poison ivy.
Poison sumac and poison oak.
A genus of flowering plants that includes poison ivy, oak, and summac.
Poison ivy, oak and summac all contain _______, an alcohol with an "oil" long tail.
How long of a window after you touch poison ivy do you have to remove the oil with soap and water or mud?
Poisonous plant in Ohio. Relative of carrots.
Conjum maculatum = ______________
Active ingredient in poison hemlock?
Used to carry out capital punishment in ancient Greece? (Socrates)
Two classifications of Central Nervous System poisons?
Sedatives and stimulants. Sedatives cause flaccid paralysis, and stimulants cause spastic parlysis.
Initially a stimulant, but then causes sedation.
Heracleum mantegassianum = ______________
A federal noxious weed.
For injury, sap must come in contact with skin and the skin must be exposed to sunlight.
Urtica dioica = _____________
Name two plants that are either male of female.
Poison nettles or hops. (Also, marijuana)
This plant contains histamine, which triggers all your allergic reactions.
This plant was to Europe by Roman soldiers, and used it to beat themselves for warmth or to stay awake late at night on watch.
Physostigma venenosum = _____________
What is an ordeal trial?
Put someone through an ordeal. If they survive, then they are innocent. These are said to be decided by the gods.
Alkaline in rection, contain nitrogen, have an effect on human body, and name ends in "ine."
Where are poison arrows common?
What do "one tree, two tree, and three tree" poisons refer to?
How many trees a monkey will jump to before falling to the ground.
Gerneric name for arrow poisons.
What is the main poison in Struchnos toxifera?
An antidote for barbituate poisoning.
What is a famous poison for mob hits, and formerly used for poisoning rodents? There is no antidote for accidental poisoning.
Chemical in plants that we know as fresh cut grass.
Today, rat poison is based on.....
Dicoumarol. It interferes with blood clotting. Bleed to death.
Active ingredient in rat poison with a slow release.
What is an antidote for dicoumarol?
Ricinus communis = _______________
What is a feared bio-weapon?
Castor bean. Contains ricin.
Interferes with ribosomes, whose role is to make proteins.
Perhaps the most potent plant poison. No antidote.
Regulated under anti-terrorism laws in America. Could poison a water supply.
What is a purgative?
Abrus precatorius were commonly used in...
What toxin do rosary peas contain?
What do you do if someone recently swallowed a poison?
Syrup of Ipecac.
Syrup of Ipecac is an....
emetic. Makes you throw up.
A group of chemicals have in common a sugar molecule attached to something else.
Toxin in seeds and pits of apples, apricots, cherries, peaches
Inhibits mitochondreia...the energy factories in your body.
An alternative cancer therapy.
Laetrile from apricot seeds.
Two types of glycosides
Cyanogenic glycosides and cardiac glycosides
What was the first steroid isolated and used medically?
Requires the urine of 40 oxin to provide enough for one patient.
Dioscorea = _____________
In Mexico, these are used to kill fish.
This plant helped cut the costs of cortisone.
Estrogens for treatment of menopause and other issues. Most widely used brand name...