Active component of a white oleander

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  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    Active component of a white oleander
    a) Nerina
    b) Nicotine
    c) Abrine
    d) Pilocarpine '

    Answer:
    Explanation:
    Abrus precatorius- Abrins
    Oleander: Oleandrin and nerioside, which are
    cardenolide glycosides
    Nerine: A plant genus in the family Liliaceae
    which causes poisoning when eaten by cattle.
    The toxic agent is lycorine, which causes
    salivation, vomiting and diarrhea.

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