Definition of Arecoline

1. n. An oily liquid substance, C8H13O2N, the chief alkaloid of the betel nut, to which the latter owes its anthelmintic action.



Definition of Arecoline

1. Noun. (organic compound) An alkaloid natural product found in the areca nut, the fruit of the areca palm (''Areca catechu''). ¹

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Definition of Arecoline

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Medical Definition of Arecoline

1. An alkaloid obtained from the betel nut (areca catechu), fruit of a palm tree. It is an agonist at both muscarinic and nicotinic acetycholine receptors. It is used in the form of various salts as a ganglionic stimulant, a parasympathomimetic, and a vermifuge, especially in veterinary practice. It has been used as a euphoriant in the pacific islands. Pharmacological action: ganglionic stimulants, muscarinic agonist, nicotinic agonists, parasympathomimetic. Chemical name: 3-Pyridinecarboxylic acid, 1,2,5,6-tetrahydro-1-methyl-, methyl ester (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arecoline

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arecoline (current term)
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Literary usage of Arecoline

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1. Experimental Pharmacology by Dennis Emerson Jackson (1917)
"Pilocarpine acts very much like arecoline (as does also muscarine) but arecoline ... Does atropine counteract all the actions of pilocarpine or arecoline? ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1896)
"The Medical Record, 1896, No. 1328, p. 541. arecoline ... further, that its activity is greater than that of these drugs—arecoline produced a salivation at ..."

3. The New York Medical Times (1896)
"The arecoline, the extract, is very poisonous; the dose for a man should be less ... M. Ponchet thought that before the introduction of arecoline into human ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"arecoline hydro- bromide, in.p. 170°, is employed for this purpose, and is official in the German Pharmacopoeia. The nuts contain six alkaloids, ..."

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