Definition of Veratrum viride
1. Noun. North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally.
Generic synonyms: False Hellebore, Hellebore
Medical Definition of Veratrum viride
1. The dried rhizome and roots contain therapeutically important alkaloids (cevadine, veratridine, jervine, pseudojervine, rubijervine, and several ester alkaloids of the base germine) used in the treatment of hypertensive disorders. (05 Mar 2000)
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