A bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C8H10N4O2, present in coffee, tea, kola nuts, etc.: it prolongs the stimulating effects of cyclic AMP on the heart and central nervous system
A crystalline alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from dried coca leaves: it was once much used in medicine and dentistry to lessen pain, but it is habit-forming when used as a stimulant
An alkaloid narcotic derived from opium or morphine and used primarily as an analgesic and a cough suppressant. Chemical formula: C18H21NO3.
A fungus (Claviceps purpurea) that infects rye as well as other cereal grasses fed to livestock. Ergot forms sclerotia (masses of hyphae) that replace individual seeds in the spike of the infected plant and contain a complex mixture of alkaloids, several of which are medicinally important. Ergot is the basic source of ergotamine and lysergic acid. Ingestion of infected rye produces convulsions, hallucinations, and severe vasoconstriction that can lead to gangrene. Ergot poisoning may have been responsible for outbreaks of mass hysteria and reports of demonic visions in medieval Europe.
A white, crystalline powder, an acetyl derivative of morphine, C17H17NO(C2H3O2)2: it is a very powerful, habit-forming narcotic whose manufacture and import are prohibited in the U.S.
An alkaloid, C17 H19 NO3 , extracted from opium and used in the form of its hydrated sulfate or hydrochloride salt to relieve moderate to severe pain.
A bitter alkaloid, C20 H24 N2 O2 , that is a stereoisomer of quinine, used in the form of its salts to treat malaria and certain cardiac arrhythmias.
An extremely poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C21 H22 O2 N2 , derived from nux vomica and related plants, used as a poison for rodents and other pests and formerly as a stimulant.
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