Definition of Monocrotaline

1. Noun. (organic compound) A pyrrolizidine alkaloid found in the rattlebox plants (of genus ''Crotalaria'') that is poisonous to livestock and humans ¹



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Medical Definition of Monocrotaline

1. A pyrrolizidine alkaloid and a toxic plant constituent that poisons livestock and humans through the ingestion of contaminated grains and other foods. The alkaloid causes pulmonary artery hypertension, right ventricular hypertrophy, and pathological changes in the pulmonary vasculature. Significant attenuation of the cardiopulmonary changes are noted after oral magnesium treatment. Pharmacological action: carcinogens, poisons. Chemical name: 20-Norcrotalanan-11,15-dione, 14,19-dihydro-12,13-dihydroxy-, (13alpha,14alpha)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monocrotaline

monocot genus
monocots
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monocotyledons
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monocrat
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monocrats
monocrotaline (current term)
monocrotic
monocrotic pulse
monocrotism
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monocrystal
monocrystalline
monocrystals
monoctanoin
monocular
monocular diplopia
monocular heterochromia
monocular microscope
monocular strabismus
monocular vision

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