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Grayanotoxin Poisoning: ‘Mad Honey Disease’ and Beyond

Overview of attention for article published in Cardiovascular Toxicology, April 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 142)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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8 news outlets
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3 blogs
twitter
32 tweeters
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1 weibo user
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3 Facebook pages
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4 Wikipedia pages
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1 Redditor
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Title
Grayanotoxin Poisoning: ‘Mad Honey Disease’ and Beyond
Published in
Cardiovascular Toxicology, April 2012
DOI 10.1007/s12012-012-9162-2
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Authors

Suze A. Jansen, Iris Kleerekooper, Zonne L. M. Hofman, Isabelle F. P. M. Kappen, Anna Stary-Weinzinger, Marcel A. G. van der Heyden

Abstract

Many plants of the Ericaceae family, Rhododendron, Pieris, Agarista and Kalmia, contain diterpene grayanotoxins. Consumption of grayanotoxin containing leaves, flowers or secondary products as honey may result in intoxication specifically characterized by dizziness, hypotension and atrial-ventricular block. Symptoms are caused by an inability to inactivate neural sodium ion channels resulting in continuous increased vagal tone. Grayanotoxin containing products are currently sold online, which may pose an increasing risk. In humans, intoxication is rarely lethal, in contrast to cattle and pet poisoning cases. Scientific evidence for the medicinal properties of grayanotoxin containing preparations, such as honey or herbal preparation in use in folk medicine, is scarce, and such use may even be harmful.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Korea, Republic of 1 1%
Unknown 78 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 20%
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 15%
Other 8 10%
Student > Master 8 10%
Other 23 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 23%
Unspecified 12 15%
Chemistry 8 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 4%
Other 15 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 121. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2019.
All research outputs
#126,350
of 13,521,117 outputs
Outputs from Cardiovascular Toxicology
#3
of 142 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#853
of 123,253 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cardiovascular Toxicology
#1
of 5 outputs
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