hydrastine

[ hahy-dras-teen, -tin ]
/ haɪˈdræs tin, -tɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

an alkaloid, C21H21NO6, that is extracted from the roots of goldenseal and forms prismatic crystals: used as an astringent and to inhibit uterine bleeding.

Nearby words

  1. hydrargyria,
  2. hydrargyrism,
  3. hydrargyrum,
  4. hydrarthrosis,
  5. hydrase,
  6. hydrastinine,
  7. hydrastis,
  8. hydratase,
  9. hydrate,
  10. hydrated

Origin of hydrastine

First recorded in 1875–80; hydrast(is) + -ine2

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrastine

hydrastine

/ (haɪˈdræstiːn, -tɪn) /

noun

a white poisonous alkaloid extracted from the roots of the goldenseal: has been used in medicine (in the form of one of its water-soluble salts) to contract the uterus and arrest haemorrhage. Formula: C 21 H 21 NO 6

Word Origin for hydrastine

C19: from hydrast (is) + -ine ²

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Medicine definitions for hydrastine

hydrastine

[ hī-drăstēn′, -tĭn ]

n.

A poisonous white alkaloid obtained from the yellow root of a woodland plant and formerly used locally to treat inflammation of mucous membranes.

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