©2018 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved. eMedicineHealth does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See Additional Information.

Ricin Topic Guide

Ricin Ricin:

Ricin is a potent toxin that can be used as an agent of biological warfare, as a weapon of mass destruction, or to cause someone harm; even death. Ricin is a protein derived from castor beans used to make castor oil (motor oil).

Symptoms of ricin poisoning depend on whether it has been inhaled, ingested from contaminated food or drink, or by injection, and may include heavy sweating, low blood pressure, fluid in the lungs, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, blood in the urine, multiple organ failure, and .0pain and redness of the skin and eyes. If you are exposed to ricin should seek medical care immediately.

Ricin Topic Guide - Visuals

Slideshows, Pictures, Images, and Quizzes: