muscarine


mus·ca·rine

noun \ˈməs-kə-ˌrēn\

Definition of MUSCARINE

:  a toxic alkaloid base [C9H20NO2]+ that is biochemically related to acetylcholine, is found especially in fly agaric, and acts directly on smooth muscle

Origin of MUSCARINE

German Muskarin, from New Latin (Amanita) muscaria fly agaric
First Known Use: 1872

mus·ca·rine

noun \ˈməs-kə-ˌrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MUSCARINE

: a toxic ammonium base [C9H20NO2]+ that is biochemically related to acetylcholine, was originally extracted from fly agaric but also occurs in other mushrooms (as of the genus Inocybe), and when ingested produces symptoms of parasympathetic nervous system stimulation (as excessive salivation, lacrimation, bronchial secretion, diarrhea, miosis, and bradycardia)

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