Definition of aconitine in English:

aconitine

Syllabification: a·con·i·tine
Pronunciation: /əˈkäniˌtēn
 
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noun

Chemistry
A poisonous alkaloid obtained from monkshood and related plants.
More example sentences
  • These herbs contain highly toxic alkaloids, including aconitine, which activate sodium channels and over-stimulate cell membranes.
  • Excessive amounts of these materials, which contain diterpene alkaloids particularly aconitine, can produce toxic effects and occasional fatalities.
  • The final tests have shown that in various samples of prepared aconite (fu zi) the aconine and benzoyl aconine were 1/2000 or 1/250 that of aconitine respectively.

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