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Question 1: Three of the most lethal mushrooms belong to the genus Amanita: the ________ (A. phalloides) and destroying angels (A. virosa, and A. bisporiga); the fool's mushroom (A. verna) and two are from the genus Cortinarius: the deadly webcap (C.
Amanita vernaMushroom poisoningAmanita virosaAmanita phalloides

Question 2: "Poisonous mushrooms blacken ________."—None of the known mushroom toxins have a reaction with silver.

Question 3: Mushroom poisoning, also known as mycetism, refers to harmful effects from ingestion of toxic substances present in a ________.
YeastEdible mushroomMushroomFungus

Question 4: It blocks the important neurotransmitter GABA, leading to stupor, ________, muscle cramps, loss of coordination[4], tremors, and/or seizures.
DementiaAlzheimer's diseaseDeliriumBipolar disorder

Question 5: It inhibits ________, an enzyme required for breaking down alcohol.
Aldehyde dehydrogenaseBranched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complexAldehyde dehydrogenase 4 family, member A1Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase

Question 6: "Poisonous mushrooms are brightly colored."—While the toxic/hallucinogenic fly agaric is usually bright red or yellow, the deadly destroying angel is an unremarkable white, and the deadly ________ are brown.
PsilocybeFungusAmanita phalloidesGalerina

Question 7: These symptoms can vary from slight gastrointestinal discomfort to ________.
ImmortalityDeath and cultureBurialDeath

Question 8: ________ and psilocin (hallucinogenic)–principal 'toxin' in genus Psilocybe.
Lysergic acid diethylamideDimethyltryptamineMDMAPsilocybin

Question 9: These symptoms can include pain in the area of the kidneys, thirst, vomiting, ________, and fatigue.
Cluster headacheMigraineHeadacheTension headache

Question 10: For example, the highly toxic ergot (________), which grows on rye, is sometimes ground up with rye, unnoticed, and later consumed.
Lysergic acid diethylamideClaviceps purpureaErgolineHawaiian baby woodrose


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