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  Mushroom poisoning
Mushroom poisoning refers to the severe and often deadly effects of various toxins that are found in certain types of mushrooms.
The highest reported incidences of mushroom poisoning occur in western Europe, where a popular pastime is amateur mushroom hunting.
This mushroom is recognized by its metallic green cap (the color may vary from light yellow to greenish brown), white gills (located under the cap), white stem, and bulb-shaped structure at the base of the stem.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/mushroom_poisoning.jsp   (1016 words)

 Mushroom Poisoning -- eCureMe.com
Mushrooms are illegal to sell or take, but in recent years there has been an increase in use by high school and college students.
Psilocybin, psilocin (magic mushrooms), and mescaline (in peyote cactus) -- are known as psycho-active chemicals, which closely resemble a group of normal chemicals in the brain (i.e., seratonin and norepinephrine) that convey messages from one nerve cell to another.
When dry or powdered mushrooms are eaten, the psychoactive chemicals (competing with normal brain chemicals) cause changes in body function, mood, and behavior.
www.ecureme.com /emyhealth/data/Mushroom_Poisoning.asp   (732 words)

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