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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.
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1], with no significant decrease measurable when the concentration of emetine was further increased to 100 [micro]mol [1.
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Psychotria acuminata is a medicinal plant from which emetine, cephaeline, and psychotrine are extracted, to be used as expectorants and emetics.
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Taking a dosage higher than 600 mg/day of emetine for more than 10 days leads to weakness, pain, tenderness, and stiffness in limb muscles, and may cause dermatomyositislike skin changes.
Treatment of leishmaniasis nodosa (oriental sore) with intralesionally injected emetine hydrochloride.
She was not at all pleased when I told her that the drug used for the treatment of amoebic dysentery in those days, emetine hydrochloride, was notoriously cardiotoxic.
Must be the massive doses of sulfa, emetine, arsenic, 3,000,000 units of penicillin, and all the bismuth.
Emetine, the ingredient that triggers the vomit reflex, attaches to the heart muscle, where it can cause cardiac arrest.