lobeline

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noun lo·be·line \ˈlō-bə-ˌlēn\

Definition of lobeline

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

Origin and Etymology of lobeline

New Latin Lobelia + English 2-ine


First Known Use: 1852


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lobeline

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noun lo·be·line \ˈlō-bə-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of lobeline

  1. :  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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