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locoweed

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

Astralagus and Oxytropus spp., common in arid areas of the western USA. Toxic to cattle, causing locoism: neurological damage, abortion, and birth defects. Apparently caused by the alkaloid...

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locoweed

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

Astralagus and Oxytropus spp., common in arid areas of the western USA. Toxic to cattle, causing locoism: neurological damage, abortion, and birth defects. Apparently caused by the alkaloid...

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locoweed

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 37 words.

Astralagus and Oxytropus spp., common in arid areas of the western USA. Toxic to cattle, causing locoism: neurological damage, abortion,

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locoweed

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 37 words.

Astralagus and Oxytropus spp., common in arid areas of the western USA. Toxic to cattle, causing locoism: neurological damage, abortion,

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locoweed

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 40 words.

any of various plants belonging to the genera Astragalus or Oxytropis, found mainly in western USA. They contain l

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locoweed <i>n.</i> (<i>US drugs</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 331 words.

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Effects of defoliation and shading on the physiological cost of reproduction in silky locoweed <i>Oxytropis sericea</i>

Takashi Y. Ida, Lawrence D. Harder and Gaku Kudo.

in Annals of Botany

January 2012; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7407 words.

Background

The production of flowers, fruits and seeds demands considerable energy and nutrients, which can limit the allocation of these resources to other...

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‘Egypt was taking strong action against the traffic in hashish’: ‘Loco-weed’, the League of Nations, and the British Empire, <i>c.</i>1928–<i>c.</i>1945

James H. Mills.

in Cannabis Nation

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11617 words.

Between 1928 and 1945 Britain's approach to the substance abroad was riddled with contradictions. On the one hand the issue of cannabis was kept alive at the League of Nations by Thomas...

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swainsonine

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 31 words.

An indolizidine alkaloid that is the principal toxin in locoweeds and plants of the genus Swainsona. It is a

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swainsonine

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

An indolizidine alkaloid that is the principal toxin in locoweeds and plants of the genus Swainsona. It is a reversible inhibitor of mannosidases and inhibits the processing of...

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