- a yellow, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, C37H56O18, obtained from the rhizome and root of certain hellebores, and used in medicine chiefly as a heart stimulant.
Origin of helleborein
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Helleborein splits by the action of mineral acids into sugar and amorphous helleboretin.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
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