lobeline


lo·be·line

noun \ˈlō-bə-ˌlēn\

Definition of LOBELINE

:  a crystalline alkaloid C22H27NO2 that is obtained from Indian tobacco and is used chiefly as a respiratory stimulant and as a smoking deterrent

Origin of LOBELINE

New Latin Lobelia + English 2-ine
First Known Use: 1852

lo·be·line

noun \ˈlō-bə-ˌlēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LOBELINE

: a crystalline alkaloid C22H27NO2 that is obtained from Indian tobacco (Lobelia inflata) and is used chiefly as a respiratory stimulant and as a smoking deterrent

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