Physostigmine Phy`so*stig"mine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid found in the Calabar bean (the seed of {Physostigma venenosum}), and extracted as a white, tasteless, substance, amorphous or crystalline; -- formerly called {eserine}, with which it was regarded as identical. [1913 Webster]

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  • ÉSÉRINE — Alcaloïde de formule brute C15H2123, extrait de la fève de Calabar (Physostigma venenosum ), plante de la famille des légumineuses qui se développe de façon sauvage en Afrique, dans la région du Niger. On l’appelle également, évoquant le nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • eserine — [es′ər ēn΄, es′ərin] n. [Fr ésérine < ésér (prob. < an Afr native term) + ine, INE3] PHYSOSTIGMINE …   English World dictionary

  • Eserine — Es er*ine (?; 104), n. [From native name of the Calabar bean: cf. F. [ e]s[ e]rine.] (Chem.) An alkaloid found in the Calabar bean, and the seed of {Physostigma venenosum}; physostigmine. It is used in ophthalmic surgery for its effect in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Esérine — Physostigmine Physostigmine Structure de la physostigmine Général Nom IUPAC ((3a …   Wikipédia en Français

  • eserine — noun Etymology: French ésérine Date: 1879 physostigmine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eserine — es•er•ine [[t]ˈɛs əˌrin, rɪn[/t]] n. chem. pha physostigmine • Etymology: 1875–80; < F ésérine …   From formal English to slang

  • eserine — ˈesəˌrēn, rə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: French ésérine, from éséré Calabar bean (from native name in Africa) + ine in : physostigmine used especially in biology …   Useful english dictionary

  • eserine — /es euh reen , rin/, n. Chem. physostigmine. [1875 80; eser (name for the Calabar bean) + INE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • eserine — noun Physostigmine …   Wiktionary

  • eserine — SYN: physostigmine. e. aminoxide SYN: eseridine. e. oxide SYN: eseridine. e. salicylate SYN: physostigmine salicylate. * * * es·er·ine es ə .rēn n P …   Medical dictionary

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