Picrotoxin Pic`ro*tox"in, n. [Gr. ? bitter + toxic + -in.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline substance found in the cocculus indicus. It is a peculiar poisonous neurotic and intoxicant, and consists of a mixture of several neutral substances. [1913 Webster]

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  • Picrotoxin — Picrotoxin: picrotoxinin (left) and picrotin (right) Picrotoxin …   Wikipedia

  • picrotoxin — [pik΄rō täk′sin] n. [ PICRO + TOXIN] a white, bitter, poisonous, crystalline compound, C30H34O13, resembling strychnine in its properties: used as a stimulant in cases of barbiturate poisoning …   English World dictionary

  • Picrotoxin — Strukturformel Picrotin (oben), Picrotoxinin (unten) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • picrotoxin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1815 a poisonous bitter crystalline stimulant and convulsive substance C30H34O13 obtained from the berry of a southeast Asian vine (Anamirta cocculus) and used intravenously as an antidote …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • picrotoxin — picrotoxic, adj. /pik reuh tok sin/, n. Pharm. a white, crystalline, bitter, poisonous, central nervous system stimulant, C30H34O13, obtained from the seeds of Anamirta cocculus: used chiefly in the treatment of barbiturate poisoning. [1865 70; < …   Universalium

  • picrotoxin — noun A poisonous material, extracted from the seeds of the Anamirta cocculus, used as a stimulant; it is a complex of two alkaloids picrotoxinin and picrotin Syn: cocculin …   Wiktionary

  • picrotoxin — A very bitter neutral principle derived from the fruit of Anamirta cocculus (family Menispermaceae); a central nervous system stimulant, used as an antidote for poisoning by barbiturates and certain other CNS depressant drugs; a convulsant and… …   Medical dictionary

  • picrotoxin — n. type of poison found in plant seeds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • picrotoxin — pic·ro·tox·in …   English syllables

  • picrotoxin — pic•ro•tox•in [[t]ˌpɪk rəˈtɒk sɪn[/t]] n. pha a poisonous stimulant, C30H34O13, obtained from the seeds of Anamirta cocculus, used to treat barbiturate poisoning • Etymology: 1865–70; < Gk pikr(ós) bitter + o +toxin …   From formal English to slang

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