emetine

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emetine

[′em·ə‚tēn]
(pharmacology)
C29H40N2O4 Cephaeline methyl ether, the principal alkaloid of ipecac; a white powder, sparingly soluble in water; it is emetic, diaphoretic, and expectorant, but its chief utility is as an amebicide.