aspidospermine
An alkaloid, C22H30N2O2, obtained from quebracho, an irritant.

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as·pi·do·sper·mine -'spər-.mēn, -mən n a bitter crystalline alkaloid C22H30N2O2 that is obtained from quebracho bark and was formerly used in the form of its sulfate as a respiratory stimulant and antispasmodic and as an antipyretic in typhoid fever

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  • aspidospermine — noun An alkaloid, obtained from quebracho bark, that was once used as a respiratory stimulant and antispasmodic, and as an antipyretic in typhoid fever …   Wiktionary

  • aspidospermine — as·pi·do·sper·mine …   English syllables

  • aspidospermine — ˈspərˌmēn, mə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary aspidosperm (from New Latin Aspidosperma) + ine : a bitter crystalline alkaloid C22H30N2O2 obtained from quebracho bark, its sulfate having been used forme …   Useful english dictionary

  • quebracho — The dried bark of a genus of trees, Aspidosperma quebrachoblanco (family Apocynaceae); has been used as a respiratory stimulant in emphysema, dyspnea, and chronic bronchitis; the two chief alkaloids are aspidospermine and quebrachine. [ …   Medical dictionary

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