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pilocarpine

noun pi·lo·car·pine \ˌpī-lə-ˈkär-ˌpēn\

Definition of PILOCARPINE

:  a miotic alkaloid C11H16N2O2 obtained from jaborandi that is used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride or nitrate especially in the treatment of glaucoma

Origin of PILOCARPINE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Pilocarpus jaborandi, species of tropical shrubs
First Known Use: 1875

pilocarpine

noun pi·lo·car·pine \ˌpī-lə-ˈkär-ˌpēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PILOCARPINE

:  a miotic muscarinic alkaloid that is obtained from jaborandi and is used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride C11H16N2O2·HCl or nitrate C11H16N2O2·HNO3 especially in the treatment of glaucoma and xerostomia

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