Pharmacology. a colorless, crystalline poison, C 2 1 H 2 2 N 2 O 2 , obtained chiefly by extraction from the seeds of nux vomica, formerly used as a central nervous system stimulant.
an Indian tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, of the logania family, having small, yellowish-white flowers in clusters, berrylike fruit, and seeds that yield strychnine.
a white crystalline very poisonous alkaloid, obtained from the plant nux vomica: formerly used in small quantities as a stimulant of the central nervous system and the appetite. Formula: C21H22O2N2
strychnine strych·nine (strĭk’nīn’, -nĭn, -nēn’)
An extremely poisonous white crystalline alkaloid used as a poison for rodents and formerly used topically as a central nervous system stimulant.
An extremely poisonous, white crystalline compound derived from the seeds of the nux vomica tree. Strychnine is an alkaloid and was formerly used in medicine to stimulate the nervous system. It is currently used as a rat poison. Chemical formula: C21H22O2N2.
[strik-ni-niz-uh m] /ˈstrɪk nɪˌnɪz əm/ noun, Pathology. 1. a condition induced by an overdose or by excessive use of strychnine. strychninism /ˈstrɪknɪˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. (pathol) poisoning caused by the excessive or prolonged use of strychnine strychninism strych·nin·ism (strĭk’nī-nĭz’əm, -nĭ-, -nē-) n. Chronic strychnine poisoning, characterized by tremors and twitching, progressing to severe convulsions and respiratory […]
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