muscarine

noun
mus·​ca·​rine | \ ˈmə-skə-ˌrēn How to pronounce muscarine (audio) \

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

First Known Use of muscarine

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muscarine

German Muskarin, from New Latin (Amanita) muscaria fly agaric

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muscarine

noun
mus·​ca·​rine | \ ˈməs-kə-ˌrēn How to pronounce muscarine (audio) \

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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