hydrastine

[ hahy-dras-teen, -tin ]
/ haɪˈdræs tin, -tɪn /

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.

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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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Medical 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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