emetine


em·e·tine

noun \ˈe-mə-ˌtēn\

Definition of EMETINE

:  an emetic alkaloid C29H40N2O4 extracted from ipecac root and used especially to treat amebiasis

First Known Use of EMETINE

1819

em·e·tine

noun \ˈem-ə-ˌtēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EMETINE

: an amorphous alkaloid C29H40N2O4 extracted from ipecac root and used as an emetic and expectorant

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