What is curare used for?

Answer Curare is used in South America as a poison on the tips of arrows, causing muscle paralysis which leads to death by asphyxiation. In homeopathy, curare is used to treat specific types of depression... Read More »

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What is Curare?

Curare, or tubocurarine, is a poison found in certain South American trees, namely Strychnos toxifera, S. guianensis, Chondrodendron tomentosum or Sciadotenia toxifera. It is known for being a powe... Read More »

Curare Symptoms?

Sir Walter Raleigh discovered curare in Guyana in 1595. Curare refers to the toxins of two different plants, Strychnos toxifera and Chondrondendron tomentostum, that were used by the indigenous peo... Read More »

What is the purpose of curare?

Curare is most popularly known is the poison in arrows used by native South Americans. It causes muscle paralysis, which eventually kills the unfortunate victim. Today, modern medicine harnesses cu... Read More »

What is the effect of curare on synapses?

Curare is a strong neurotoxin made from two plants, the Chondrodendron tomentosum and the Strychnos toxifera. Curare does not affect smooth muscle like the heart, but can paralyze other muscles, su... Read More »