Origin of eserine
1875–80; eser- (name for the Calabar bean) + -ine2
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Examples from the Web for eserine
The filtered solution of sulphate of eserine is evaporated rapidly to dryness by the aid of a gentle heat.
Sulphate of eserine can be crystallised in long prismatic needles, combined in radiating groups, but it is very difficult.
Sulphate of eserine is employed like eserine, internally under the form of granules containing up to one milligram.
Accurate reports are usually obtained more quickly by means of convex glasses or eserine.Schweigger on Squint
Eserine has the property of contracting energetically the pupil of the eye.
- another name for physostigmine
C19 eser-, of African origin + -ine ²
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