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- n. Any of a class of toxic peptides produced by several mushrooms of the genus Amanita and others
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A post-mortem examination found the student at Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology died of liver failure due to an acute reaction to a toxin called amatoxin, found in another type of mushroom.
"It's acute amatoxin toxicity and the mushroom identified was liberty cap, so I suspect it's a mixture and he sustained an acute reaction and that caused the liver failure," said coroner Dr Brian Farrell.
He recorded a cause of death of liver failure due to acute amatoxin toxicity and a verdict of death by misadventure.
The woman is thought to have eaten a death cap mushroom which contains the poison amatoxin.