pilocarpine

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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

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Origin and Etymology of pilocarpine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Pilocarpus jaborandi, species of tropical shrubs


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pilocarpine

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

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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