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Strychnine: Quiz


Question 1:
What is Strychnine also known as?
Cupric bromide

Question 2: Strychnine causes muscular convulsions and eventually death through ________ or sheer exhaustion.
AsphyxiaHypoxia (medical)Altitude sicknessDecompression sickness

Question 3: [6] ________ studies confirmed the natural configuration of the molecule in 1956.
AtomProteinProtein structureX-ray crystallography

Question 4: The first total synthesis of this molecule was reported by ________ and his coworkers in 1954 (see: strychnine total synthesis).
Willard LibbyRobert Burns WoodwardLinus PaulingJoshua Lederberg

Question 5: coumarins/4-Hydroxycoumarins: 1st generation (Warfarin, Coumatetralyl) • 2nd generation (________, Difenacoum, Flocoumafen)
Barium carbonateBrodifacoumChloraloseAluminium phosphide

Question 6: 10 mg/kg), colorless crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide, particularly for killing small vertebrates such as ________ and rodents.
BirdEnantiornithesArchaeopteryxModern birds

Question 7: Although it is best known as a poison, small doses of strychnine were once used in medications as a stimulant, as a ________, and as a treatment for other stomach ailments.

Question 8: Strychnine acts as a blocker or antagonist at the inhibitory or strychnine-sensitive glycine receptor (GlyR), a ligand-gated chloride channel in the spinal cord and the ________.
BrainSensory systemDigestionNervous system

Question 9: [2] Strychnine's ________ effects also led to its use historically for enhancing performance in sports.

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