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