Definition of Nicotine

1. Noun. An alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide.

Definition of Nicotine

1. n. An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco. It is a colorless, transparent, oily liquid, having an acrid odor, and an acrid burning taste. It is intensely poisonous.

Definition of Nicotine

1. Noun. (chemistry) An alkaloid (C10H14N2), commonly occurring in the tobacco plant. In small doses it is a habit-forming stimulant; in larger doses it is toxic and is often used in insecticides. ¹

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Definition of Nicotine

1. a poisonous alkaloid in tobacco [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nicotine

1. A plant alkaloid from tobacco, blocks transmission at nicotinic synapses. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nicotine

nicotinamide-nucleotide adenylyltransferase
nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate
nicotinamide adenine trinucleotide
nicotinamide methyltransferase
nicotinamide mononucleotide
nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase
nicotinamide riboside kinase
nicotinatenucleotide-dimethylbenzimidazole phosphoribosyltransferase
nicotine (current term)
nicotine addiction
nicotine alkaloid
nicotine dehydrogenase
nicotine gum
nicotine oxidase
nicotine patch
nicotine patches
nicotine poisoning
nicotine stomatitis
nicotinehydroxamic acid methiodide
nicotinic acetylcholine receptor
nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

Literary usage of Nicotine

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1. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General by M. Joycelyn Elders (1997)
"nicotine meets the criteria for addiction potential in all of the standardized ... In humans and animals, nicotine produces discrete subjective effects more ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The effect of (-)-nicotine was also studied in the nucleus accumbens and was found not ... Fung, YK The importance of nucleus accumbens in nicotine-Induced ..."

3. Smoking Cessation: Clinical Practice Guideline by Michael C. Fiore (1996)
"(1987) are omitted because this older meta-analysis included only nine nicotine gum studies, which were included in the later meta-analyses. a ln general, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"nicotine in aqueous solution gives with tincture of iodine a yellowish turbidity ... Aqueous solution of nicotine gives white precipitates with solution of ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"does not form chloroplatinate of nicotine when mixed with bichloride of ... When iodide of amyl is heated for several days with nicotine in a sealed tube, ..."

6. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"ESTIMATION OF nicotine. BY RW TONKIN. The frequency with which the estimation of nicotine is hindered by the presence of ammonia or substances which yield ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"ketch of the different opinions which have prevailed on the effect of nicotine at different times ; the second part contains a detailed account of the ..."

8. Overview of Addiction Treatment Effectiveness by Mim J. Landry (1996)
"nicotine. Two primary systems are used for the substitution, maintenance, and reduction of nicotine: nicotine gum and transdermal nicotine patches. ..."

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