[pahy-luh-kahr-peen, -pin, pil-uh-]
- an oil or crystalline alkaloid, C11H16N2O2, obtained from jaborandi, and used chiefly to produce sweating, promote the flow of saliva, contract the pupil of the eye, and for glaucoma.
Origin of pilocarpine
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Other salts of Pilocarpine are not described because used substantially as the above.Merck's 1899 Manual
Merck & Co.
Besides, the caffeine in the coffee probably aided the pilocarpine.The Social Gangster
Arthur B. Reeve
With their pilocarpine they have ruined the health of how many people for ever!L-bas
J. K. Huysmans
When the skin is habitually dry and harsh a dose of pilocarpine every other night for a few times will often prove very useful.
To this end the resin of copaiba in pilular form and pilocarpine subcutaneously may be used.
- an alkaloid extracted from the leaves of the jaborandi tree, formerly used to induce sweating. Formula: C 11 H 16 N 2 O 2
C19: from New Latin Pilocarpus genus name, from Greek pilos hair + karpos fruit
- A colorless or yellow poisonous compound used to induce sweating, promote salivation, and treat glaucoma.
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