Definition of Gelsemium

1. Noun. Evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern Asia.




Definition of Gelsemium

1. n. A genus of climbing plants. The yellow (false) jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a native of the Southern United States. It has showy and deliciously fragrant flowers.

Definition of Gelsemium

1. Noun. Any of several flowering plants, of the genus ''Gelsemium'', many of which are poisonous ¹

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Definition of Gelsemium

1. a medicinal plant root [n -MIA or -MIUMS]

Medical Definition of Gelsemium

1. 1. A genus of climbing plants. The yellow (false) jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a native of the Southern United States. It has showy and deliciously fragrant flowers. 2. The root of the yellow jasmine, used in malarial fevers, etc. Origin: NL, fr. It. Gelsomino jasmine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gelsemium

gelosis
gelosy
gelotologist
gelotologists
gelotology
gelotophobe
gelotophobes
gelotophobia
gelotripsy
gels
gelsemia
gelsemic acid
gelsemine
gelseminic
gelseminic acid
gelsemium (current term)
gelsemiums
gelsolin
gelsolins
gelt
gelts
geländeläufer
gem
gem-diol
gem-diols
gem clip
gem cutter
gemach
gemachim
gematria

Literary usage of Gelsemium

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1. A Textbook of pharmacology and therapeutics, or, the Action of drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1918)
"gelsemium sempervirens (Yellow Jasmine or Carolina Jasmine) contains ... The symptoms of gelsemium poisoning resemble those of coniine so closely that the ..."

2. A Handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1882)
"gelsemium SEMPERVIRENS. THIS powerful drug has long been employed in America. ... gelsemium, lately introduced into this country, as a remedy for neuralgia, ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1896)
"It is almost without physiological action, Alkaloids of gelsemium. The root-bark of yellow jasmine (gelsemium sempervirens) contains the alkaloids ..."

4. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"gelsemium This, the root of Yellow Jasmine, acts similarly to nicotin and ... gelsemium is employed against trigeminal and other neuralgias. ..."

5. A Text-book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Or, The Action of Drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1918)
"gelsemium sempervirens (Yellow Jasmine or Carolina Jasmine) contains ... The symptoms of gelsemium poisoning resemble those of coniine so closely that the ..."

6. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases: Their Causes, Symptoms by William Richard Gowers (1885)
"gelsemium sempervirens.—The effect of gelsemium in lowering the reflex action in the spinal cord, and in depressing the respiratory centre and paralyzing ..."

7. The British Journal of Homoeopathy edited by John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell (1843)
"gelsemium Sempervirens. A Monograph by the Hughes Medical Club of Massachusetts. ... It is an arrangement of the symptomatology of gelsemium on the model of ..."

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