muscarine definition

  • noun:
    • A highly toxic alkaloid, C9H20NO2, linked to the cholines, produced from the purple kind of the mushroom Amanita muscaria and discovered in rotting animal muscle.
    • An extremely toxic alkaloid, acquired from fly agaric, that disrupts the action of acetylcholine neurotransmitter.
    • an exceptionally toxic alkaloid (C5H13NO2) gotten through the fly-fungus, Agaricus muscarius.
    • A brownish-violet pulverulent dye, , made by the activity of nitroso-dimethylaniline hydrochlorid on 2, 7-dihydroxynaphthalene.

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