strychnine

Alkaloid obtained from the Indian tree Strychnos nux-vomica ; specific blocking agent for the action of the amino acid transmitter glycine. Convulsive effects of strychnine are probably due to its blockage of inhibitory synapses onto spinal cord motoneurons.

Strychnine

Strychnine (n; also n or n) is a highly toxic ({LD50} = 0.16 mg/kg in rats, 1–2 mg/kg orally in humans), colorless, bitter crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide, particularly for killing small vertebrates such as birds and rodents. Strychnine, when inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through eyes or mouth, causes a poisoning which results in muscu...
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strychnine

(strik´nīn) a very poisonous alkaloid from seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica and other species of Strychnos; a common strychnine-containing rodenticide causes convulsions in humans.
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strychnine

[n] - an alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica
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Strychnine

• (n.) A very poisonous alkaloid resembling brucine, obtained from various species of plants, especially from species of Loganiaceae, as from the seeds of the St. Ignatius bean (Strychnos Ignatia) and from nux vomica. It is obtained as a white crystalline substance, having a very bitter acrid taste, and is employed in medicine (chiefly in the ...
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strychnine

<drug> Alkaloid obtained from the Indian tree Strychnos nux vomica, specific blocking agent for the action of the amino acid transmitter glycine. ... Convulsive effects of strychnine are probably due to its blockage of inhibitory synapses onto spinal cord motoneurons. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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strychnine

noun an alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica; formerly used as a stimulant
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Strychnine

Strych'nine noun [ Latin strychnos a kind of nightshade, Greek ...: confer French strychnine .] (Chemistry) A very poisonous alkaloid resembling brucine, obtained from various species of plants, especially from species of Loganiaceæ , as from the seeds of the St. Ignatius be...
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strychnine

a poisonous alkaloid that is obtained from seeds of the nux vomica tree (S. nux-vomica) and related plants of the genus Strychnos. It was discovered ... [2 related articles]
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strychnine

Bitter-tasting, poisonous alkaloid. It is a poison that causes violent muscular spasms, and is usually obtained by powdering the seeds of plants of the genus Strychnos (for example S. nux vomica). Curare is a related drug
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Strychnine

Has been tried to cure sleep apnoea! Works a bit, but there are worries that spouses might be tempted to give an overdose at 3 am when the snoring is particularly bad!
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strychnine

strychnine (strik'nin) , bitter alkaloid drug derived from the seeds of a tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, native to Sri Lanka, Australia, and India. It has been used as a rat poison for five centuries, and rat biscuits still remain a cause of accidental poisoning in humans. Strychnine is a potent st...
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Strychnine

Strychnine is a white, odourless, crystalline powder, almost insoluble in water, with an intensely bitter taste. It is a poisonous alkaloid obtained from the dried seeds of nux vomica and other species of Strychnos. In small does it is administered as a heart stimulant. In toxic doses strychnine causes convulsions which are interspersed with period...
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strychnine

Type: Term Pronunciation: strik′nīn, -nēn Definitions: 1. An alkaloid from Strychnos nux-vomica; colorless crystals of intensely bitter taste, nearly insoluble in water. It stimulates all parts of the CNS, and was used as a stomachic, an antidote for depressant poisons, and in the treatment of myocarditis. Strychnine blocks the inhi...
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