gelsemine


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gelsemine

[′jel·sə‚mēn]
(pharmacology)
C20H22O2N2 A white, crystalline alkaloid with a melting point of 178°C; derived from Gelsemium sempervirens; soluble in alcohol, ether, and dilute acids; used in medicine as a central nervous system stimulant.
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TOXIC NECTAR--Nectar of the Carolina jessamine flower carries gelsemine, which can poison bees and mammals exposed to substantial doses.