neriine
Wrightine Wright"ine, n. (Chem.) A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree ({Wrightia antidysenterica}), and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. It was formerly used as a remedy for diarrh[oe]a. Called also {conessine}, and {neriine}. [1913 Webster]

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  • neriine — SYN: conessine …   Medical dictionary

  • conessine — Wrightine Wright ine, n. (Chem.) A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree ({Wrightia antidysenterica}), and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. It was formerly used as a remedy for diarrh[oe]a. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrightia antidysenterica — Wrightine Wright ine, n. (Chem.) A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree ({Wrightia antidysenterica}), and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. It was formerly used as a remedy for diarrh[oe]a. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrightine — Wright ine, n. (Chem.) A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree ({Wrightia antidysenterica}), and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. It was formerly used as a remedy for diarrh[oe]a. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nerium oleander — Taxobox name = Oleander image width = 250px image caption = Nerium oleander in flower regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Apocynaceae genus = Nerium L. species = N. oleander binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • conessine — A steroid alkaloid derived from Holarrhena antidysenterica (conessi); a yellow astringent, used in the treatment of amebic dysentery and vaginal trichomoniasis. SYN: neriine, wrightine …   Medical dictionary

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