==Early emetine-based preparations== Early use of emetine was in the form of oral administration of the extract of ipecac root, or ipecacuanha. This extract was originally thought to contain only one alkaloid, emetine, but was found to contain several, including cephaeline, emetine, psychotrine and...
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Em'e·tine noun [ See Emetic .] (Chemistry) A white crystalline bitter alkaloid extracted from ipecacuanha root, and regarded as its peculiar emetic principle.
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<chemistry> A white crystalline bitter alkaloid extracted from ipecacuanha root, and regarded as its peculiar emetic principle. ... See: Emetic. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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(em´ә-tēn) an alkaloid derived from ipecac or produced synthetically; its hydrochloride salt is used as an antiamebic.
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• (n.) A white crystalline bitter alkaloid extracted from ipecacuanha root, and regarded as its peculiar emetic principle.
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Emetine is an alkaloid obtained from the dried roots of Psychotria ipecacuanha, a Brazilian plant.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: em′ĕ-tēn Definitions: 1. The principal alkaloid of ipecac, used as an emetic; its salts are used in amebiasis; available as the hydrochloride.
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