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Ergotism

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A fungus growing on the rye
Ergotism is caused by
Convulsive and gangrenous
Two types of ergotism
Capiliaries contract, blood can't reach the body part
Gangrene
Dry gangrene of the extremeties
Gangrenous
Mimics LSD effects
Convulsive
Lysurgic Acid Diethylamide
LSD
Ignis Sacer, the Holy Fire
Middle Age name for gangrenous ergotism
Hallucination, epileptic convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea, vertigo, tinnitus, headaches.
Effects of LSD
Cafergot or ergotamine
Form of ergot used today
Stop excessive bleeding
Cafergot or ergotamine is used to