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Amygdalin and Laetrile from Apricot and Other Fruit Pits

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

The pits (kernels) of certain fruits contain amygdalin, a cyanogenic glycoside. Ingestion of the glycoside may be followed by symptoms of cyanide poisoning.

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