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Tainted love: the poisoner who confused chemicals for romance
One day a query came in to the office about cantharidin, the principle component of Spanish Fly. Ford had heard of Spanish Fly's (undeserved) reputation as an aphrodisiac, but until that point hadn't known the chemical name was cantharidin, or that his ...
Do Natural Aphrodisiacs Really Work?
Other supplements reportedly enhance sensory sexual experience by “irritating” the genital mucosa. Spanish fly, derived from blister beetles, contains a bioactive chemical, cantharidin.
How a toxin in beetles is killing N.C. horses
Cantharidin, produced by the male blister beetle and transferred to the female during mating, is a chemical used for protection by the beetles. The toxin causes a painful blistering of human skin, and when consumed, the digestive tract.
Was taugen Aphrodisiaka wirklich?
Seine Auswahl reicht von Delikatessen und Genussmitteln wie Austern und Schokolade bis zu Unappetitlichkeiten wie dem Wirkstoff Cantharidin, der in der Blutflüssigkeit der Spanischen Fliege (Cantharis oder Lytta vesicatoria) und verwandter Käferarten ...
FDA Panel Backs Updates to Bulk Drugs List for Compounding
The Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted yesterday to add squaric acid dibutyl ester, diphenylcyclopropenone, and cantharidin to its bulk drug substances list but voted not to add piracetam to the ...

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