- a crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, C22H27NO2, obtained by extraction from lobelia: used chiefly in the form of its sulfate or hydrochloride as a respiratory stimulant and, because of its nicotinelike pharmacological action, as an agent to discourage tobacco smoking.
Origin of lobeline
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- a crystalline alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the Indian tobacco plant, used as a smoking deterrent and respiratory stimulant
Word Origin for lobeline
C19: from lobelia
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