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hydrastine

[hahy-dras-teen, -tin] /haɪˈdræs tin, -tɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an alkaloid, C 21 H 21 NO 6 , that is extracted from the roots of goldenseal and forms prismatic crystals: used as an astringent and to inhibit uterine bleeding.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; hydrast(is) + -ine2
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  • The plant is valued for its medicinal properties, attributed to alkaloids, particularly berberine and hydrastine.
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hydrastine

/haɪˈdræstiːn; -tɪn/
noun
1.
a white poisonous alkaloid extracted from the roots of the goldenseal: has been used in medicine (in the form of one of its water-soluble salts) to contract the uterus and arrest haemorrhage. Formula: C21H21NO6
Word Origin
C19: from hydrast(is) + -ine²
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hydrastine in Medicine

hydrastine hy·dras·tine (hī-drās'tēn', -tĭn)
n.
A poisonous white alkaloid obtained from the yellow root of a woodland plant and formerly used locally to treat inflammation of mucous membranes.

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