[pahy-luh-kahr-peen, -pin, pil-uh-] /ˌpaɪ ləˈkɑr pin, -pɪn, ˌpɪl ə-/
an oil or crystalline alkaloid, C 1 1 H 1 6 N 2 O 2 , obtained from jaborandi, and used chiefly to produce sweating, promote the flow of saliva, contract the pupil of the eye, and for glaucoma.
an alkaloid extracted from the leaves of the jaborandi tree, formerly used to induce sweating. Formula: C11H16N2O2
pilocarpine pi·lo·car·pine (pī’lō-kär’pēn’)
A colorless or yellow poisonous compound used to induce sweating, promote salivation, and treat glaucoma.
pilocystic pi·lo·cys·tic (pī’lō-sĭs’tĭk) adj. Containing hair. Used of dermoid cysts.
piloerection pi·lo·e·rec·tion (pī’lō-ĭ-rěk’shən) n. Erection of hair.
piloid pi·loid (pī’loid’) adj. Resembling hair; hairlike.
pilojection pi·lo·jec·tion (pī’lə-jěk’shən) n. The process of shooting a stiff mammalian hair into a saccular aneurysm in the brain to produce thrombosis, used in treating the aneurysm.