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Ricin

"Ricin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A protein phytotoxin from the seeds of Ricinus communis, the castor oil plant. It agglutinates cells, is proteolytic, and causes lethal inflammation and hemorrhage if taken internally.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ricin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ricin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 49 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 1992 and 1994 and 1995
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