lobeline

noun
lo·be·line | \ 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

First Known Use of lobeline

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lobeline

New Latin Lobelia + English -ine entry 2

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The first known use of lobeline was in 1852

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lobeline

noun
lo·be·line | \ ˈlō-bə-ˌlēn \

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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