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 also {conessine}, and {neriine}. [1913 Webster]

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  • conessine — ● conessine nom féminin Alcaloïde stéroïdique, extrait de diverses apocynacées, et possédant une action spécifique contre les amibes et les flagellés. conessine [kɔnesin] n. f. ÉTYM. 1887, cit.; de conessi, nom de plante. ❖ ♦ Chim., méd.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • conessine — kəˈne(ˌ)sēn, nesə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary conessi (bark) + ine : a very bitter poisonous crystalline alkaloid C24H40N2 obtained from certain tropical trees of the family Apocynaceae (especially Holarrhena… …   Useful english dictionary

  • conessine — noun A steroid alkaloid found in a number of plant species of the Apocynaceae family, sometimes used in herbal medicine as a treatment for amoebic dysentery …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • conessine — co·nes·sine …   English syllables

  • 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… …   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

  • Alkaloid — This article is about the chemical compounds alkaloids. For the pharmaceutical company in the Republic of Macedonia see Alkaloid (company).Alkaloids are naturally occurring chemical compounds containing basic nitrogen atoms.… …   Wikipedia

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