A generic term for the poisons of the "Destroying Angel" or "Death Cap" mushroom (Amanita phalloides). The primary and most toxic of these poisons is alpha-amanitin. It kills by destroying the liver and kidneys, as well as other organs in the body by inhibiting RNA polymerase - specifically killing the cells of the body.
"Buddy read somewhere that the people in eastern Siberia got high on amanitine and decided to fry up a Death Cap and have it with fava beans and a nice chianti last week. The viewing is tomorrow, and the funeral is Sunday.... "
by Cajun Scientist November 21, 2013
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