menispermine definition

  • noun:
    • An alkaloid distinct from picrotoxin and received from cocculus indicus (the fresh fruit of Anamirta cocculus, previously Menispermum cocculus) as a white, crystalline, tasteless powder.
    • An alkaloid distinct from picrotoxin and received through the cocculus indicus (the fresh fruit of Anamirta Cocculus, formerly Menispermum Cocculus) as a white, crystalline, tasteless powder; -- labeled as in addition menispermina.
    • An alkaloid extracted from the shells of the fruit of Anamirta Cocculus. It's tasteless and medicinally inert. See Cocculus.

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