Definition of eserine in English:

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eserine

Pronunciation: /ˈesəˌrēn/ /ˈesərin/

noun

Chemistry
Another term for physostigmine.
Example sentences
  • The author studied the effects of systemic administration of eserine upon light sensitivity and dark adaptation on 94 subjects.
  • Small amounts of eserine result in inhibition of choline-esterase without manifestation of physiological effects.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French ésérine, from Efik esere.

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Syllabification: es·er·ine

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