A genus of trees and shrubs found in Central and South America and in the West Indies. Constitutes the botanical source for pilocarpine, an alkaloid which activates cholinergic muscarinic receptors. Pilocarpine is used in the treatment of glaucoma where it is instilled in the eye. Sudorific; miotic. ... Synonym: Jaborandi. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Pilocarpus is a genus of tropical American and West Indian shrubs belonging to the family Rutaceae. They bear simple spikes or racemes of green or purple flowers, with usually five lanceolate petals.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pil-ō-kar′pŭs Definitions: 1. A genus of trees and shrubs found in Central and South America and in the West Indies. Constitutes the botanic source for pilocarpine (q.v.), an alkaloid that activates cholinergic muscarinic receptors. Sudorific; miotic. Synonyms: Jaborandi
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Pilocarpus is a genus of about 13 species of plants belonging to the family Rutaceae, native to the neotropics of South America. Various species are important pharmacologically as a source of the parasympathomimetic alkaloid Pilocarpine. Many of the species have the common name Jaborandi. ==Etymology== The taxonomic name Pilocarpus means cap-shape
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