narcotine


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narcotine

[′när·kə‚tēn]
(pharmacology)
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India is one of the world's top producers of opium and is the sole producer of licit opium gum utilized by the world's pharmaceutical industries to produce codeine, morphine, narcotine, thebaine, papaverine and other medical products.
Central to the pro-trade argument was the dubious claim that narcotine, the active agent in opium, functioned as a preventive and curative treatment for malaria.
Various plant alkaloids such as cinchonamine, quinine, strychnine, brucine, papaverine, narcotine, nicotine, and purines such as caffeine and theophylline were early shown to have varying degrees of mitoclastic effect.