broom poisoning

broom poisoning
poisoning by ingestion of Cytisus scoparius or other broom plants, which contain sparteine and cytisine. Characteristics include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and sometimes clonic convulsions or fatal respiratory paralysis.

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