Definition of Eserine

1. n. An alkaloid found in the Calabar bean, and the seed of Physostigma venenosum; physostigmine. It is used in ophthalmic surgery for its effect in contracting the pupil.



Definition of Eserine

1. Noun. (chemistry) Physostigmine. ¹

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Definition of Eserine

1. a toxic alkaloid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eserine

1. An alkaloid found in the Calabar bean, and the seed of Physostigma venenosum; physostigmine. It is used in ophthalmic surgery for its effect in contracting the pupil. Origin: From native name of the Calabar bean: cf. F. Eserine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eserine

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esculic acid
esculin
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eseridine
eserine (current term)
eserine aminoxide
eserine oxide
eserine salicylate
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Literary usage of Eserine

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"When eserine is isolated in the form of its salicylate, ... When eserine or its salt« are distilled with caustic potash in a current of hydrogen, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1882)
"He had found that, in those cases where it was doubtful whether the excision of the diseased eye might be too late to save the other eye, eserine seemed to ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1877)
"On the Antiseptic Action of eserine in Ophthalmic Therapeutics.—M. de Wecker employs sulphate of eserine in solutions of one per cent., the dose repeated ..."

4. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"eserine, therefore, can bemused to relieve dilatation of the pupil and paralysis of the ... Of much greater value is eserine in the treatment of glaucoma. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"When eserine is isolated in the form of its salicylate, ... When eserine or its salts are distilled with caustic potash in a current of hydrogen, ..."

6. The Medical Times and Gazette (1879)
"It is therefore a great advantage to have at hand a remedy the effect of which is to render delay less dangerous than it must otherwise be, and in eserine ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1875)
"Hence one advantage in the use of eserine in the treatment of tetanus, ... The hypokinetic property of eserine is the one to be used in therapeutics. ..."

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