Muscarine



[muhs-ker-in, -kuh-reen] /ˈmʌs kər ɪn, -kəˌrin/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a poisonous compound, C 8 H 1 9 NO 3 , found in certain mushrooms, especially fly agaric, and in decaying fish.
/ˈmʌskərɪn; -ˌriːn/
noun
1.
a poisonous alkaloid occurring in certain mushrooms. Formula: C9H21NO3

muscarine mus·ca·rine (mŭs’kə-rēn’)
n.
A highly toxic alkaloid related to the cholines and having neurologic effects, isolated from certain mushrooms, especially Amanita muscaria.
mus’ca·rin’ic (-rĭn’ĭk) adj.
muscarine
(mŭs’kə-rēn’)
A highly toxic, hallucinogenic alkaloid related to the cholines, derived from the red form of the mushroom Amanita muscaria and other mushrooms and found in decaying animal tissue. Chemical formula: C9H20NO2.

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