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11-OCT-2004 Judy Sinclair

Coprinus atramentarius

Edible when young. This mushroom contains a disulfram-like compound (coprine) that reacts with alcohol in the body to produce acetaldehyde, which in turn produces a peculiar but transitory set of symptoms: reddening of the ears and nose, a metallic taste in the mouth, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat, a throbbing sensation and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Recovery is normally spontaneous and complete.....Arora 1986

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