Brucine. An alkaloid obtained from the bark and seeds of Strychnos Nux vomica. (2ND H6. N2O4.) (C23 H26 N2O4).
Lepelletier has recorded the following effects of 0.02 to 0.90 of a gramme of *Brucinum. Sudden jerking, especially of lower extremities, spreading generally but not accompanied by trismus and tetanus, and not extending to oesophagus and pharynx as with *Strychnia. Twitching in the paralysed as well as healthy muscles. A fever of short duration ends the attacks, after which deep sleep comes on.