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Doctor insights on: Cyanide And Happiness Explosm Net

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Tell me how does cyanide effect people?

Tell me how does cyanide effect people?

Suffocates: Cyanide is poisonous and kills by blocking the subsance in the blood called hemoglobin from being able to carry oxygen. One essentially suffocates to death. ...Read more

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Are there any normal everyday uses for cyanide?

Are there any normal everyday uses for cyanide?

Murder and: Suicide. It used to be the gas used in gas chambers for state executions. Small amounts can be found in apricot pits...A very distinctive almond paste taste, . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cyanide poisoning?

What are the symptoms of cyanide poisoning?

Numerous symptoms.: The features of cyanide poisoning depend on the duration, degree, and type of exposure. Central nervous system and cardiovascular system dysfunction are most prominent. Symptoms include headache, anxiety, confusion, vertigo, coma, seizures, cardiovascular instability, vomiting, abdominal pain and skin color changes. ...Read more

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Why is cyanide toxic to us?

Why is cyanide toxic to us?

Cytochromes: It binds cytochrome C and stops oxidative phosphorylation. No oxygen use and you die. There are other effects as well but this is best known ...Read more

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How does cyanide affect people eating almonds?

How does cyanide affect people eating almonds?

Almonds don't matter: Cyanide is poisonous by itself, almonds have nothing to do with it. I have heard that one smells like almonds when poisoned with cyanide. Cyanide kills by blocking the subsance in the blood called hemoglobin from being able to carry oxygen. ...Read more

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Is cyanocobalamin toxic because it has cyanide attached to it?

Is cyanocobalamin toxic because it has cyanide attached to it?

No, however...: A famous saying is "the poison is in the dose." Cyanide naturally occurs in trace amounts in many foods including almonds, soy and spinach. The amount of cyanide when we metabolize cyanocobalamin is tiny and it's detoxified by our body. However, we need to convert it to the active form, methylcobalamin, so better to take that form so we don't have to convert it and not waste our detox resources. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can immunity be built up against cyanide poisoning?

I just wanted to know can immunity be built up against cyanide poisoning?

No: Cyanide is a potent cellular toxin which acts quickly, and it's hard to believe anyone would try to build up an immunity to it. ...Read more

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Do almonds (that you buy at the store to eat) contain cyanide or arsenic?

Do almonds (that you buy at the store to eat) contain cyanide or arsenic?

Concentration: Any food, organic or not, is likely to contain traces of the elements found in nature. So strictly speaking, any food you grow or buy will have traces of any chemical you can think of. However, does the presence of any element or chemical in vanishingly small quantities matter? You cannot avoid such things. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more