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Lathyrism Summary

Description: A paralytic condition of the legs caused by ingestion of lathyrogens, especially BETA-AMINOPROPIONITRILE or beta-N-oxalyl amino-L-alanine, which are found in the seeds of plants of the genus LATHYRUS.

Also Known As: Neurolathyrism

Networked: 203 relevant articles (6 outcomes, 18 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Lathyrism

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Collagen : 2 outcomes 7 studies in 47 results : IBA
  2. oxalyldiaminopropionic acid : 1 outcome 2 studies in 47 results : IBA
  3. Penicillamine (Cuprimine) : 1 outcome in 6 results : FDA 2
  4. Caseins (Casein) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 1
  5. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 18 Generic
  6. Gelatin : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  7. Colchicine : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 13 Generic
  8. Arsanilic Acid (Atoxyl) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  9. Acetylcysteine (Siran) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 17 Generic
  10. Aminopropionitrile : 2 studies in 16 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Lathyrism

  1. Cicatrix (Scar)
  2. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis)
  3. Motor Neuron Disease (Primary Lateral Sclerosis)
  4. Lathyrism
  5. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
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Key Therapies for Lathyrism

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  1. Subcutaneous Injections : 2 results
  2. Intralesional Injections : 1 result
  3. Vegetarian Diet (Vegetarianism) : 1 result
  4. Hypophysectomy : 1 result
  5. Anesthesia : 1 result

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