emetine
noun Date: 1819 an emetic alkaloid C29H40N2O4 extracted from ipecac root and used especially to treat amebiasis

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  • ÉMÉTINE — De formule brute C29H4042, l’émétine a été isolée en 1817 par Pelletier et Magendie des racines et du rhizome de différents ipécas (Ipecacuanha ), plantes de la famille des rubiacées. C’est le principal alcaloïde des ipécas, qui contiennent aussi …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Emetine — Émétine Émétine Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Émétine — Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Emetine — Em e*tine (?; 104), n. [See {Emetic}.] (Chem.) A white crystalline bitter alkaloid extracted from ipecacuanha root, and regarded as its peculiar emetic principle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emetine — [em′ə tēn΄, em′ətin] n. [ EMETIC + INE3] an emetic alkaloid, C29H40N2O4, obtained from ipecac root, used chiefly in the treatment of amebiasis …   English World dictionary

  • Emetine — Drugbox IUPAC name = (2 S ,3 R ,11b S ) 2 { [(1 R ) 6,7 Dimethoxy 1,2,3,4 tetrahydroisoquinolin 1 yl] methyl} 3 ethyl 9,10 dimethoxy 2,3,4,6,7,11b hexahydro 1 H pyrido [2,1 a ] isoquinoline CAS number = 483 18 1 ATC prefix = P01 ATC suffix = AX02 …   Wikipedia

  • emetine — /em i teen , tin/, n. Pharm. a crystalline or white powdery substance, C29H40N2O4, the active principle of ipecac: used chiefly in the treatment of amebic dysentery and as an emetic and expectorant. [1810 20; < Gk émet(os) vomiting + INE2; cf. F… …   Universalium

  • emetine — ˈeməˌtēn, ətən noun ( s) Etymology: French émétine, from émétique emetic (from Latin emetica) + ine : an amorphous alkaloid C29H40N2O4 extracted from ipecac root and used as an emetic, expectorant, and amebicide …   Useful english dictionary

  • emetine — The principal alkaloid of ipecac, used as an emetic; its salts are used in amebiasis; available as the hydrochloride. * * * em·e·tine em ə .tēn n an amorphous alkaloid C29H40N2O4 extracted from ipecac root and used as an emetic and expectorant *… …   Medical dictionary

  • émétine — (é mé ti n ) s. f. Terme de chimie. Alcali végétal de l ipécacuana. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. émétique …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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