Definition of Crotaline

1. a. Resembling, or pertaining to, the Crotalidae, or Rattlesnake family.



Medical Definition of Crotaline

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crotaline

crosswords
crosswort
crossworts
crost
crostini
crostinis
crostino
crotal
crotala
crotalaria
crotalaria poisoning
crotalase
crotalid
crotalid venom
crotalin
crotaline (current term)
crotalism
crotaloid
crotals
crotalum
crotalus
crotamiton
crotanaldehyde
crotaphion
crotaphite
crotaphites
crotch-dropping
crotch-droppings

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