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lobeline

[loh-buh-leen, -lin] /ˈloʊ bəˌlin, -lɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, C 22 H 27 NO 2 , obtained by extraction from lobelia: used chiefly in the form of its sulfate or hydrochloride as a respiratory stimulant and, because of its nicotinelike pharmacological action, as an agent to discourage tobacco smoking.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; lobel(ia) + -ine3
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lobeline

/ˈləʊbəˌliːn/
noun
1.
a crystalline alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the Indian tobacco plant, used as a smoking deterrent and respiratory stimulant
Word Origin
C19: from lobelia
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