Cotinine

Cotinine is an alkaloid found in tobacco and is also a metabolite of nicotine. The word `cotinine` is an anagram of `nicotine`. Cotinine is used as a biomarker for exposure to tobacco smoke and has also been sold as an antidepressant under the brand name Scotine. Similarly to nicotine, cotinine binds to, activates, and desensitizes neuronal ni...
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cotinine

<chemical> 1-methyl-5-(3-pyridyl)-2-pyrrolidinone fumarate. Stimulant proposed as antidepressant. Synonym: scotine. ... Chemical name: 2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-methyl-5-(3-pyridinyl)-, (S)- ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Cotinine

Cotinine: The major metabolite (breakdown product) of nicotine. Exposure to nicotine can be measured by analyzing the cotinine level in the blood, saliva, or urine. Since nicotine is highly specific to tobacco smoke, serum cotinine levels track exposure to tobacco smoke and its toxic constituents. Cotinine assays provide an objective quantitative m...
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cotinine

Type: Term Pronunciation: kō′ti-nēn Definitions: 1. One of the major detoxication products of nicotine; eliminated rapidly and completely by the kidneys.
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