Physostigmine (also known as eserine from éséré, West African name for the Calabar bean) is a parasympathomimetic alkaloid, specifically, a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor. It occurs naturally in the Calabar bean. The chemical was synthesized for the first time in 1935 by the chemists Percy ...
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[n] - used in treatment of Alzheimer`s disease and glaucoma
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Phy`so·stig'mine noun (Chemistry) An alkaloid found in the Calabar bean (the seed of Physostigma venenosum ), and extracted as a white, tasteless, substance, amorphous or crystalline; -- formerly called eserine , with which it was re...
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<chemistry> An alkaloid found in the Calabar bean (the seed of Physostigma venenosum), and extracted as a white, tasteless, substance, amorphous or crystalline; formerly called eserine, with which it was regarded as identical. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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noun used in treatment of Alzheimer`s disease and glaucoma
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(fi″zo-stig´mēn) a cholinergic alkaloid having anticholinesterase activity, obtained from the dried ripe seed (Calabar bean) of Physostigma venenosum; used topically to produce miosis and to decrease intraocular pressure in glaucoma. It may also be applied parenterally to reverse the cen...
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• (n.) An alkaloid found in the Calabar bean (the seed of Physostigma venenosum), and extracted as a white, tasteless, substance, amorphous or crystalline; -- formerly called eserine, with which it was regarded as identical.
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Physostigmine or eserine is an alkaloid extracted from the calabar bean. It is used for the relief of tetanus. It acts upon the third cranial nerve affecting the eye causing contraction of the pupil and is therefore used in the relief of ocular tension.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: fī′sō-stig′mēn Definitions: 1. An alkaloid of physostigma; it is a reversible inhibitor of the cholinesterases and prevents destruction of acetylcholine; used as a cholinergic agent, and experimentally to enhance the action of acetylcholine at any...
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1) Alkaloid 2) Used in treatment of alzheimer's disease and glaucoma
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