wrightine

Wrightine

Wright"ine\, n. (Chem.) A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree (Wrightia antidysenterica), and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. It was formerly used as a remedy for diarrh[oe]a. Called also conessine, and neriine.
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