Gelsemine
Gelsemine Gel"se*mine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine ({Gelsemium sempervirens}), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance; -- called also {gelsemia}. [1913 Webster]

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  • gelsemine — A crystallizable alkaloid derived from gelsemium (yellow jasmine); a mydriatic and central nervous system stimulant. [Mod. L. gelsemium, fr. Pers. yasmin, jasmine] * * * gel·se·mine jel sə .mēn, mən n a crystalline alkaloid C20H22N2O2 from… …   Medical dictionary

  • gelsemine — gel·se·mine …   English syllables

  • gelsemine — ˈjelsəˌmēn, mə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary gelsem (from New Latin Gelsemium, genus name of Gelsemium sempervirens) + ine : a crystalline alkaloid C20H22N2O2 from gelsemium …   Useful english dictionary

  • gelsemia — Gelsemine Gel se*mine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine ({Gelsemium sempervirens}), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance; called also {gelsemia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gelsemium sempervirens — Gelsemine Gel se*mine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine ({Gelsemium sempervirens}), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance; called also {gelsemia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gelsemium sempervirens — Taxobox name = Gelsemium sempervirens regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Gelsemiaceae genus = Gelsemium species = G. sempervirens binomial = Gelsemium sempervirens binomial authority = (L …   Wikipedia

  • Convulsant — A convulsant is a drug which induces convulsions and/or epileptic seizures, the opposite of an anticonvulsant. These drugs generally act as stimulants at low doses, but are not used for this purpose due to the risk of convulsions and consequent… …   Wikipedia

  • gelsemium — ● gelsemium nom masculin Plante de l Indo Malaisie et de l Amérique, dont on extrait un alcaloïde appelé gelsémine, fébrifuge et antinévralgique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gelsemium — gel·se·mi·um jel sē mē əm n 1) cap a small genus of woody vines (family Loganiaceae) of Asia and the southern U.S. that include the yellow jessamine (G. sempervirens) 2) pl miums or mia mē ə the root of the yellow jessamine formerly used in… …   Medical dictionary

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