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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Regression equations of gelsemine, humantenidine, koumine, gelsenicine, gelsevirine, and humantenine were Y = 23675X - 2864 (r = 0.9995), Y = 66331X + 13558 (r = 0.9995), Y = 6268X-1503 (r = 0.9996), Y = 91160X-10147 (r = 0.9998), Y = 32116X - 3951 (r = 0.9990), and Y = 36977X + 13830 (r = 0.9994), respectively.
Comparative Analysis of Gelsemine and Gelsemium sempervirens Activity on Neurosteroid Allopregnanolone Formation in the Spinal Cord and Limbic System.
Its nectar carries the toxin gelsemine, a substance also found in leaves that botanists suspect keep pests from chewing there.