physostigmine

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physostigmine phy·so·stig·mine (fī'sō-stĭg'mēn') or phy·so·stig·min (-mĭn)
n.
A crystalline alkaloid used in medicine as a miotic and cholinergic agent and to enhance memory in patients with alzheimer's disease. Also called eserine.

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