eptatretin
a potent cardio-stimulant obtained from the branchial heart of Eptatretus stouti (Myxinidae). The substance is reported to be a highly unstable aromatic amine

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • eptatretin — ep·ta·tre·tin (ep″tə treґtin) a potent cardiostimulant obtained from the branchial heart of the Pacific hagfish Eptatretus stouti and reported to be a highly unstable aromatic amine. Its chemical structure has not been fully defined,… …   Medical dictionary

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