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Common Name: Guinea grass

Scientific Name: Panicum maximum

Common Family Name: Grass family

Scientific Family Name:Poaceae

Main toxic Principle:   Cyanide

Clinical Signs:   Acute toxicosis is due to inhibition of cytochrome oxidase and irritation, signs include hyperventilation irritation of the GI mucosa, hypotension, bright red mucous membranes, cyanosis, convulsions, coma, death; chronic toxicosis is due to neuronal degen