aspidospermine

noun
as·​pi·​do·​sper·​mine | \ -ˈspər-ˌmēn, -mən How to pronounce aspidospermine (audio) \

Medical Definition of aspidospermine

: a bitter crystalline alkaloid C22H30N2O2 that is obtained from quebracho bark and was formerly used in the form of its sulfate as a respiratory stimulant and antispasmodic and as an antipyretic in typhoid fever

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“Aspidospermine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aspidospermine. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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