muscarine


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Related to muscarine: Muscarinic receptors, Muscimol, Ibotenic acid

muscarine

[′məs·kə‚rēn]
(organic chemistry)
C8H19NO3 A quaternary ammonium compound, the toxic ingredient of certain mushrooms, as Amanita muscaria. Also known as hydroxycholine.
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While ibotenic acid, one of the mushrooms active constituents, passes in the urine unmetabolized, it is likely that other components of Amanita muscaria that contribute to nausea and vomiting, such as muscarine, have been metabolized (filtered) into inactive by-products.
Impaired muscarine endothelium-dependent relaxation and cyclic guanosine 5'-monophosphate formation in atherosclerotic human coronary artery and rabbit aorta.