Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Curare plant

urare, the arrow poison of South American Indians, was once essential to surgeons performing abdominal operations because it was the only drug that could be used as a muscle relaxant. The patient's muscles became much too stiff for s
afety during the operation, and curare was used to relax them.

Curare is an Indian word, meaning "poison."

South American Indian


MonMon said...

Very interesting entry! I want know more about this curare poison thing! I will research on the subject.

Bay Martin said...

OK! I'll do my homework!

Darrel said...

This is interesting! I know nothing about curare. Well, I guess I know something now ha ha!

Bay Martin said...

Thanks for the visit. How's Ramadan treating you, guys?