Definition of aconitine in English:


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


  • A poisonous alkaloid obtained from monkshood and related plants.
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    • 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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