hydrastinine

[hahy-dras-tuh-neen, -nin]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a white, crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, C11H13NO3, synthesized from hydrastine: used to arrest bleeding, especially in the uterus.

Origin of hydrastinine

First recorded in 1885–90; hydrastine + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrastinine

hydrastinine

noun
  1. a colourless crystalline water-soluble compound whose pharmacological action resembles that of hydrastine. Formula: C 11 H 13 NO 3
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