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aconitine a poisonous alkaloid obtained from aconite.
alkaloid any of a class of complex organic bases of vegetable origin which have pronounced physiological actions on man (eg morphine, strychnine, nicotine).
antipyrine an artificial alkaloid, believed to be efficient in abating fever.
apomorphia an alkaloid prepared by dehydrating morphine.
apomorphine an alkaloid prepared by dehydrating morphine.
atropia an alkaloid found in deadly nightshade.
atropin an alkaloid found in deadly nightshade.
atropine an alkaloid found in deadly nightshade.
bebeerine an alkaloid yielded by the bebeeru tree.
berberin an alkaloid obtained from barberry roots.
berberine an alkaloid obtained from barberry roots.
brucin an alkaloid obtained from nux vomica.
brucine an alkaloid obtained from nux vomica.
caffein an alkaloid that occurs naturally in coffee and tea.
caffeinated containing caffeine.
caffeine an alkaloid that occurs naturally in coffee and tea.
caffeinic of or containing caffeine.
castanospermine an alkaloid obtained from the seeds of the Moreton Bay chestnut.
chaconine a toxic alkaloid found in potatoes.
cicutine a liquid, highly poisonous alkaloid found in hemlock.
cinchonidine an alkaloid that is a stereoisomer of cinchonine, with similar properties and uses.
cinchonine an alkaloid obtained from cinchona bark and used as a substitute for quinine.
cinchoninic of or like cinchonine.
colchicine a toxic yellow alkaloid, present esp in colchicum corms, which is used to treat gout.
conia a liquid, highly poisonous alkaloid found in hemlock.
conicine a liquid, highly poisonous alkaloid found in hemlock.
coniine a liquid, highly poisonous alkaloid found in hemlock.
conin a liquid, highly poisonous alkaloid found in hemlock.
conine a liquid, highly poisonous alkaloid found in hemlock.
corydaline an alkaloid obtained from the root of Corydalis lutea.
curarine an alkaloid derivative of curare.
cytisine an alkaloid found in laburnum.
daturine atropine, or a mixture of atropine with other alkaloids.
emetin an emetic alkaloid found in ipecacuanha.
emetine an emetic alkaloid found in ipecacuanha.
ephedrin an alkaloid obtained from the plant ephedra and used in treating hay fever, asthma etc.
ephedrine an alkaloid obtained from the plant ephedra and used in treating hay fever, asthma etc.
ergonovine an alkaloid derived from ergot used in the treatment of migraine.
ergotamine an alkaloid derived from ergot used in the treatment of migraine.
eserine an alkaloid found in the Calabar bean, used in ophthalmic surgery for its effect in contracting the pupil.
gelsemine an alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine.
gelseminine an alkaloid yielded by the gelsemium rhizome and rootlets.
harmalin an alkaloid derived from harmala seeds.
harmaline an alkaloid derived from harmala seeds.
meconin a white, fusible, neutral substance existing in opium.
mezcaline the principal alkaloid in mescal, used as a hallucinogen.
morphin the principal alkaloid in opium.
morphine the principal alkaloid in opium.
morphinic relating to morphine.
muscarine a poisonous alkaloid in fly agaric.
muscarinic of or like muscarine, a poisonous alkaloid in fly agaric.
narceen a narcotic alkaloid found in opium.
narcein a narcotic alkaloid found in opium.
narceine a narcotic alkaloid found in opium.
nicotin a toxic colourless or yellowish oily liquid alkaloid which is the chief constituent of tobacco.
nicotine a toxic colourless or yellowish oily liquid alkaloid which is the chief constituent of tobacco.
nicotined containing nicotine.
nicotinic pertaining to, or derived from, nicotine.
ouabain (Somali) a poisonous alkaloid.
papaverine an alkaloid derived from poppy juice and used medicinally.
physostigmin an alkaloid found in the Calabar bean used esp in eye drops to reduce pressure inside the eyeball, aka eserine.
pilocarpin an alkaloid obtained from jaborandi leaves.
pilocarpine an alkaloid obtained from jaborandi leaves.
piperidine an oily liquid alkaloid having a hot, peppery, ammoniacal odor.
piperine an alkaloid found in black pepper.
quinidine a cinchona alkaloid, which is an optically active isomer of quinine and is used to treat cardiac arrhythmia.
quinin a colourless, bitter alkaloid obtained from cinchona bark, used as an antipyretic or analgesic.
quinina a colourless, bitter alkaloid obtained from cinchona bark, used as an antipyretic or analgesic.
quinine a colourless, bitter alkaloid obtained from cinchona bark, used as an antipyretic or analgesic.
quinolin a pungent, colourless, oily liquid, first obtained from quinine and used eg as a food preservative.
quinoline a pungent, colourless, oily liquid, first obtained from quinine and used eg as a food preservative.
rhoeadine an alkaloid found in poppies.
solanin a poisonous alkaloid glucoside extracted from the berries of common nightshade (Solanum nigrum).
solanine a poisonous alkaloid glucoside extracted from the berries of common nightshade (Solanum nigrum).
sparteine a narcotic alkaloid extracted from the tops of the common broom.
thebaine a poisonous alkaloid obtained from opium.
thein an alkaloid found in tea, identical to caffeine.
theine an alkaloid found in tea, identical to caffeine.
theobromine an alkaloid obtained from the chocolate seed, used in medicine.
tropin a white crystalline alkaloid produced by decomposing atropine.
tropine a white crystalline alkaloid produced by decomposing atropine.
tubocurarine a toxic alkaloid obtained from the stem of a S. American vine.
wabain (Somali) a poisonous alkaloid.