Definition of Neurine

1. n. A poisonous organic base (a ptomaine) formed in the decomposition of protagon with boiling baryta water, and in the putrefaction of proteid matter. It was for a long time considered identical with choline, a crystalline body originally obtained from bile. Chemically, however, choline is oxyethyl- trimethyl-ammonium hydroxide, while neurine is vinyl-trimethyl- ammonium hydroxide.



Definition of Neurine

1. Noun. (organic compound) A ptomaine, related to choline, formed during putrefaction of biological tissues ¹

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Definition of Neurine

1. a ptomaine poison [n -S]

Medical Definition of Neurine

1. A poisonous organic base (a ptomaine) formed in the decomposition of protagon with boiling baryta water, and in the putrefraction of proteid matter. It was for a long time considered identical with choline, a crystalline body originally obtained from bile. Chemically, however, choline is oxyethyl-trimethyl-ammonium hydroxide, while neurine is vinyl-trimethyl-ammonium hydroxide. Alternative forms: neurin. Origin: Gr. A nerve. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neurine

neurergic
neurexeresis
neurexin
neurexins
neuridin
neurilemma
neurilemma cells
neurilemmal
neurilemmas
neurilemmoma
neurilemoma
neurility
neurimotility
neurimotor
neurine (current term)
neurines
neurinoma
neurism
neurisms
neurit
neurite
neurites
neuritic
neuritic atrophy
neuritic plaque
neuritics
neuritides
neuritis
neuritises

Literary usage of Neurine

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1. Poisons: their effects and detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1895)
"neurine is one of the products of decomposition of choline. It is poisonous, and has been separated by Brieger and others from decomposing animal matters. ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"The allied alkaloid, neurine, produces somewhat different results, and is far more toxic. There is a primary fall in arterial pressure, mainly of cardiac ..."

3. The Human Brain; Its Structure, Physiology and Diseases: With a Description by Samuel Solly (1847)
"... and the medullary neurine merely the conductor of it. The importance of establishing this position will be best understood when we come to the ..."

4. Organic Chemistry by William Henry Perkin (1907)
"... neurine, and Taurine. Certain nitrogenous substances which occur in the animal kingdom may also be referred to in this chapter, because they are basic ..."

5. Flesh Foods, with Methods for Their Chemical, Microscopical, and by Charles Ainsworth Mitchell (1900)
"Choline, itself, is a decomposition product of lecithins, and is very unstable, being converted into neurine by heat or by the action of acids or alkalies. ..."

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